You may have read our friend Sr. Garcia's first ride report of Triumph's new Thunderbird 1600 cruiser. He found a powerful, good-handling and functional ride: not surprising, as Triumph hasn't been building a lot of duds lately.
Still, there are those who want more. Many Europeans - and a (very) few Americans as well - have no use for cruisers, craving something with a more aggressive, urban style. Italian designer Oberdan Bezzi wouldn't mind seeing a streetfighter based around the new 1597cc, Parallel-Twin, 8-valve motor. Think of his bike as Old Blighty's answer to the VMAX: hulking muscle and minimal bodywork, topped off with high-spec suspension bits and radial-mount brake calipers.