Obviously, we Americans think narrow-angle tandem V-twins look great in motorcycles, though parallel twins and V4s dress the engine bay just as neatly and are actually a bit simpler to manufacture. Triumph continues to enjoy success with its Bonneville vertical twins, and the design follows British tradition. But its sales are modest by V-twin standards. BMW's opposed-twin (think of it as a 180-degree V-twin if you like) is smooth, but few American cruiser buyers cared. After an initial surge of sales to early adopters, BMW sales tapered off. American buyers once regarded Honda's V4-powered Magna as one of the sweetest cruisers out there (as evidenced by sales), but a few years ago, something soured. Maybe it was the fact that Honda hadn't changed anything except color for a decade, but it's no longer in the line despite the fact that it outperformed every V-twin except Harley's V-Rod. Yamaha shows the range that multis can span, with its tractable Royal Star tourers and butt-kicking V-Max, all built on the same basic V4 design. The formula for the Royal Star touring machines works quite nicely, and the new Tour Deluxe is a traveling bike I'd enjoy owning. However, V-twin-flockers may keep it from being the hit it should be.