I been thinking about his for a while now, so I want to put it out there and I will either be shot to flames or it will make sense. For the sport bike riders, its all about the latest technology. How to get this years model, faster and quicker than the previous model. There is constant pressure to raise the bar amongst the manufacturers to build a better mousetrap. Take a look at sport bike designs over the decades. They have changed dramatically in styling, materials used, braking and fuel delivery systems etc. For the cruisers, it’s the same style bikes being copied from designs and ideas from the 50’s etc. Even the jackets they sell for cruiser riders, still refer to some designs as the ‘Marlon Brando’ jacket. In 2011 you can buy a brand new bike with drum brakes to keep it ‘authentic’. So they have updated the fuel delivery system with EFI (which can be done without ruining the classic look of the bike, but basically they are the same machines, (with each manufacturers take on the styling)…..as the good old days. what would a sport bike rider think of a 1970’s sport bike today, to do your favourite road? it would be completely different to ride, (correct me if im wrong) whereas a cruiser would not be much difference to ride a genuine machine from the 60’s.