Of the potential offerings manufacturers have(that I have seen at least), they all seem to be direct challenge to litre bikes; the biggest, the fastest, et al. This makes sense of course, its gotta be better than the best, or its no good. A technological regression if you will. The Twin killed the Single, and Ducati didn't look back.
I don't really see the direct challenge to litre bikes.....?
Currently manufacturers of BIG engined bikes (and cars) are just squeezing the last few drops of milk from a dying cow, or if you will, cashing in before the big engine show is over, the game is up and they know it.
With the new ISA (Intelligent Speed Assistance) legislation coming into effect in 2022 in Europe there will just be no more need for big fast bikes (or cars), seriously, who is gonna spend $20k+ on a 200hp bike if said bike is forced by GPS to keep to the speed limit and records every move the rider makes on the black box underneath the seat.
Of course the legislators are doing this in the name of road safety but it also perfectly tracks the new green narrative, all those new greener smaller engines (forced to keep to speed limits) followed by more and more electrics is going to be so much cleaner......, they say.......
NO, I think we will just need to get use to it, the time of the (big) combustion engine is over, the only people still insisting on big gas burners are stubborn stupid consumers and the manufacturers that profit of off their stupidity.
That been said, the current lineup of new bikes on offer leaves very little to be desired, seems that every manufacturer has shares in the plastic recycling industry, now they are starting to add wings on everything with 2 wheels for g_d sakes, maybe they all copied some code from Boeing, big ass engines with small little wingies.....
I would love to buy a new bike but the more I Iook at it the more I think my next bike will be an electric, what besides showing of can I do with a 200hp 1000cc motorcycle anyway?