I, too, have been an HD owner for many years. Still appreciate them for what they are. After selling my Low Rider and being a renter for awhile, I wanted a new bike and went straight to the local Harley dealer. I was now in the market for something lighter, more responsive and no longer wanted a 700 lb. motorcycle. I looked at the street bikes 750 and 500) but, they just had cut too many corners IMO. Test rode a 1200 Sportser which was totally underwhelming. Between those experiences and a pressure sell at the dealer, I passed and moved on. Now own an Indian Scout for multi-day trips and the Bobber for day trips and around town. At about the same time, a friend, also a long term Harley guy, left the fold and his V-Rod for a Ducati Diavel. And the list goes on. HD is clearly acknowledging the problem and hopefully will be able to stem the tide with the their newly planned entries. Sure hope so, as they are important to the industry. (P.s. Roy, I rented the Softail Deluxe many times for long multi-day rides and it was a favorite, particularly for those highway stretches or big sweeping mountain curves. But, frankly, at my current age, weight and style of riding, wouldn’t want it for my everyday motorcycle or around town riding. Just too much bike and too much money).