Interesting comments. Honda does make mistakes, but I think they generally hit the mark. I am wondering if they are focusing on the NC, VFR, and AT owners as a group of buyers knowing how our preferences change over time and trying to find a medium that could entice a purchase of the bike by many of those owners. My thought process is NC owners want to move up a bit, AT riders move more toward on-road weekend jaunts, and the VFR owners are looking for something still kind of fun but a bit easier to move around in the garage and at low speed. Total hobbyist and don't know a bunch about running a motorcycle company so I could be talking out of my hindside. Anyhow, I still find it an interesting bike and interesting perspectives on its possible entry into the market. .