I can only hope they ditch that V-twin and go to a modern engine. The 1983 Yamaha Venture beats the living heck out of the later Yamaha "touring" models, but the same thing can be said for Kawasaki and Suzuki. All these years and they all go V-twin as their touring engine, after inline 6s, V4 ect? Like offering a flathead V8 in a new truck. Hope they do something good, not another V-twin.The Vmax engine made for touring would fit in great, as that was how the first Ventures were, a touring tuned engine basically shared with the gen1 Vmax.
2008 GL1800, 2017 Yamaha Super Tenere 1200ES