Maybe I'm too critical here or maybe it is because I bought a lot of "stuff" to get my Rocket (and I haven't even seen it yet with all the goodies installed yet) up to "semi-touring" mode but other than the "intergrated" rear saddlebag guards I'm not too impressed.
So far no fairing, no hint of a stereo, rear trunk, ABS, cruise control...seems to come up pretty short.
As Brian said the fairing may come as an accessory but what's the point, we can pretty much get that now with Corbin. The only advantage I could see is if they package a lot of the goodies (like they have on the current "tourer") and give a price break.
Hopefully this is just a little way into overall development and more is coming, but I guess we'll have to wait and see. I already have a good benchmark in the Wing, for me to eventually move up or away from the Wing they are going to have to do a little better. The main advantage right now it would have is the bigger engine, but that will only take you so far (though a little faster as well).
At least the engine is black, that would have saved me a lot of money this last time around.
I need to get home and ride...I should be happier that at least they are trying...sorry guys.
Hope there is more to come.
The new bike might share the Rocket's engine, but the bodywork, suspension and chassis are all new, suggesting it will be marketed as a completely separate model rather than just as a Rocket derivative.