It'll be a few years for U.S. models, according to every source I've heard. I truly hope they don't try to sell this 7/8 scale sportster here: The U.S. DOES NOT need another cruiser looking bike, IMHO. Please, RE, don't ruin our 'vintage' bikes! I hope they just add the improved engines into the existing styling.
I have seen a bike that they plan on releasing perhaps in 2009 that is better looking than the current classic.
think G model
Fuel injection is great, if you don't mind going to a dealer to get things fixed. Carburetters are much easier. The fuel delivery, and usually the mileage of FI is to be desired, but the trade off in ease of maintenance may well be too much for many of us. I have a FI bike.. I don't think I want another. I have an old fuel injected truck that hasn't run right for 10 years.. I can do nothing with it.