I am sitting here at home waiting for info just like you guys. Honda doesn't spill the beans or the beanspiller gets squashed.
But I am looking forward to see what my 2007 ______ looks like.
Lets look at this rationally:
1. Honda tends to work on a 5 year cycle
2. The most new bikes I have ever seen in one year was 4 "new" models. Not just repaints or new gadgets on an existing bike. Bur completely new bikes.
3. So where are the holes in Honda right now? VTX is 5 years old and needs a redo. Gold Wing just got a small redo last year. Honda needs a Mule type vehicle and how about a 2 seat ATV like others have? They need to replace the Blackbird so that they have a big cc sportbike like the Hayabusa or the Kawasaki 1400? Sportbikes are okay but Honda needs to match Suzuki and Yamaha once and for all instead of always being 2 years behind. Maybe a bigger ATV just to keep the ATV dealers happy.
4. Here are my predictions:
A new big cruiser with no Turbo. Probably gonna be belt drive.
Mule type vehicle
And maybe a new naked sportbike of some European model that has been around for a while.
And maybe some upgrades to the ST1300 to catch the Yamaha.
I wish the show wasn't so dang late. I got my link, I am ready to go. I think I will just look here in the AM. I can't buy anything now anyways. I do look forward to the VFR/Blackbird replacement. Maybe it will be a V5.
About 6 or 8 months ago I was contacted by a research company and they wanted me to come look at some bikes and tell them what I thought. Oh yeah, and they said they would pay me $100 cash to show up. So I said, "Well..........I guess......"
Anyway, the bikes that they had me look at were powered by the VTX motor but looked like something you would buy from Victory. You know, a little more raked out, sleeker, semi-chopper but not too extreme. The latest version of it had a belt pulley/brake roter combo. Very sweet. Not to mention the little tiny radiator hidden between the down tubes. I really hope Honda has the guts to actually put out a bike like the one that I saw a couple months ago. It will be one sweet ride for sure.