Honestly guys love the rant but it's just our fault for believing a homegrown company can offer us something at a fair price, they charge premium then up-charge for safety features that should be standard on all models and that's the name of the game. The people it really hurts are entry riders like me who are young and looking for a second vehicle they can afford and enjoy why the wife takes the car. The original price already put me under the weather and just to make it the same color as they designed it and include said safety features cost another 3+ grand, wouldn't that be ridiculous, except now its a 1000 dollars more on top of that. I don't want a British Bobber but its looking good about now and I hate that I can't afford the bike I was teased at a similar price to the Scout. Man just throw a kick starter and light on the 750 and release it so I can afford it without extra "R&D" you're not Lockheed Martin getting a contract with the U.S. government we have money that isn't black budget... "clunk" There's your rant of the day guys!