You might be right, DangerDave, and I hope you are. I'm pulling for them.
When Harley came out with the V-Rod, I wrote very positive things about it on ADVrider and I think most people — on ADV and off — had a ton of respect for the bike. It's beautiful, the engine is rock solid. Harley stuck by it for a decade and a half, trying to get it to sell before discontinuing it.
I think most people thought it was just the wrong bike for Harley's customer base, no? In my opinion it didn't have the look or sound Harley riders want. That's what I fear for their new bike.