I'm pretty impressed with the job Suzuki has done with this bike-IMO perhaps the best "cruiser" engine in the industry. I have to wonder why they haven't built more "spin-offs" off the 9? It would make the basis of a great "bagger" with some nice bags and a fairing that follow the lines of the bike. And really, the engine would be great in a fully dressed touring bike, sort of a cruiser-styled version of the old Cavalcade. It really seems like this platform has a lot of potential that hasn't been utilized. Yeah, there is room for some updates even to the R. Throttle by wire, with cruise control, throttle modes, traction control, keyless start. Of course ABS. And a 6-speed transmission. The powerplant is pretty much the top of the V-Twin cruiser market. It has plenty of torque for an even heavier touring bike-seems like Zook is missing some opportunities by not even playing in these markets. After owning an Indian touring bike, I've become a big fan of V-twins for the narrow engine width that makes floorboards and forward controls possible (mostly due to old, broken up knees). But after that experience (lots of heat off the engine and poor performance) I'll never own an air-cooled bike again. I like the performance of the K1600 BMW or the Wing/F6B, but those wide straight or flat 6 motors seem like they really reduce your options for foot position. Not to mention that they just don't have the low-end power delivery of a big twin.