The issue is a bit complicated. Ever since about 2006 Honda dealers have started complaining about a lack of models. In Europe they asked for a big trailie to follow on the outstanding success of the Africa Twin and a new big tourer to follow on the widely popular ST1100: both the Varadero and the ST1300 failed to live up to expectations. In the US it was about entry level cruisers to take on the H-D 883 and 1200 models and a completely redesigned Goldwing to keep up with offering from BMW and Kawasaki. The only model which materialized is the Shadow 750, which is really little more than an assembly of preexisting parts.Selling naked street bikes in the US only works if you are satisfied with the sales numbers Triumph had in 2002. The American market is brutal. Every year a dozen pranksters write "bring it here please" letters to the magazines and then the naked bikes sit on showroom floors until kids born in that model year are old enough to ride.