So is the thinking that it will be impossible to get any air/oil cooled engine past emissions in a year or two?
If not, then the emissions issue is a canard. There will be a lot of bikes that no longer exist in the next few years if that is true.
I suspect the real issue is the perceived need by marketing to offer more power to sell bikes. Maybe it's lost sales to the multistrada. But at 120-130 hp I'm not buying a new GS. Rather sad.