While some might say that this change in styling is not as flashy as the stacked exhaust, you can immediately see how a relatively minor change in exhaust configuration would allow an increase in the size of both saddlebags by nearly 50%. This would probably translate into somewhere near 33% overall increase in storage capacity (including the trunk), while eliminating the abbreviated look of the bag on the left side. The larger bags would also allow packed weight to be carried lower on the bike, bringing down the overall center of gravity, which would likely aid in slow speed stability. While those would all be pretty solid reasons for the change, what else might it accomplish? Well, just of the top of my head, I'd say it would allow for a slight upward relocation of the exhaust system, helping to increase cornering clearance and lean angle, one of the common complaints of almost all cruiser-styled motorcycles.