Look and Feel
Hear me out on this one, but a cruiser should evoke an emotional response to the look and feel. We're not riding the fastest or most aggressive genre of motorcycles, we know, but there's soul in our bikes. The sound, the vibrations, the look, it's all about taking the time to enjoy the ride and enjoy your bike. There's a certain nostalgia to cruisers, and while the field should continue to advance, there's no soul in sounding like a sewing machine. This is the one section that is arguable, as I would still call a bike like the Honda CTX700 a cruiser, though it doesn't really inspire any sort of emotional reaction from the look or feel from me.