When was the last time a motorcycle magazine had anything new to write about? Other than the 1290 Super Duke, the FZ9, nothing that has came out in the last 10 years has been worth note. Honda makes scooters with automatic transmissions that won't fall over when you stop. Who can stop yawning. Adventure bikes, give me a break. 99% of those things will never go on a dry, dirt road. But they look the part. The CB 1000, that was to replace the 919..... did anybody even notice that thing?
All the manufacturers have done lately is rehash existing models, then puts crap on that nobody needs or wants. Case in point: the 2014 Honda Interceptor. Do you really need Traction control on a 525 pound bike with 100 hp? VTEC? ABS? Please just take 100 pounds off of that giant turd!
I would like to have a Ducati 939 Super Sport. But it costs $14K. I've ridden one. It doesn't do any thing any better than my old 01 Interceptor does. (which weighs about 470, I weighed it)
I've been buying really nice, old, low mileage, used bikes.