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    Some manufacturers are discontinuing their longtime models this year, perhaps because they don't want to upgrade the bikes to meet Euro 5 emission regulations. These models include the H-D Sportster and the Honda VFR800/1200 series: https://www.motorcycle.com/features/...fter-2021.html
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    I'll miss the Sportster and the VFR800 series and the Ducati Monsters, but I think there are enough of them all still on the road that, in my lifetime, I will never stop seeing them on the streets. Farewell and R.I. P.
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    I think it might be a combination of bikes that were not selling and the chance to upgrade and refresh the model. What Kawasaki did with the KLR made good business sense. End production, let the dealers sell out their inventory and then bring back the model with some upgrades that meet emission standards and fix a few naggy problems. The WR250R is a great little dual sport, but needed some low end trail grunt and maybe a tad more power (300cc?) for heavier riders or adventure gear. Honda just did the same with the CF300L. For sure, some models are gone, but will Harley really go on with out a Sportster???

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    If manufacturers had a perfect lineup of product then there would be no need to discontinue anything, or even make little changes year to year.

    Am saddened to see the Yamaha FJR line end. I don’t see a comparable replacement coming. No immediate plan to replace mine, but then again I don’t replace like with like. Next street bike needs to be different from what I have had. That is why I have an FJR and an F800S.
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    HD is sure to reincarnate the Sportster in the future. Too iconic not to. FJR has quite a loyal following too. I guess the big ADV are displacing many of the traditional Sport Touring bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMeteor View Post
    HD is sure to reincarnate the Sportster in the future. Too iconic not to. FJR has quite a loyal following too. I guess the big ADV are displacing many of the traditional Sport Touring bikes.
    Honda, always ahead of the curve, killed the ST1300 nine years ago.

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