I just don't think the factory appreciated the depth of feeling over traditional Bullet styling in the US, UK or Europe when they launched the Electra-X on the export market. I wonder how many Electra-X buyers bought one because of the uprated mechanical specification but really wished they could have kept the 50's styling of the classic models.<SNIP>Regards,A.
Hey Matt, it's not only the japaneese that made some fashion felonies. Remember the Norton Highliner? What a way to ruin a perfectly good Commando.Actually, the Electra isn't changed too much to rescue. It still has basically the same styling. I even like the bobbed front fender. I do wish it had a traditional rear fender with stays, instead of that ugly sub-frame. Other than that, I think the first thing many people change, even with the classic/deluxe models is the seat. My bike looks entirely different with a tan solo seat. I even like the shape of the tank on the X. Now if I could swap out the dorky turn signals and insect antenna mirrors I'd be happy.