as a former motorcycle builder/ motorcycle shop ower, for around two decades, and having worked for Harley as well, I have yet to meet a person that was ever asked a question by their market reseach dept.

They never seem to hit the nail squarely on the head and the potential buyers would help them with in point their new 'adventure bike'.

I would build around 100 one off bikes a year simply because of the above so people could have a bike that they felt Harley should have built.

Jim Carducci's build from a fifteen year old sportser is very basic and simple with a bunch of catalog parts, and a wet weight of around 500lbs is something most riders could do in a weekend in their garage...but who wants an aircooled top heavy bike