I've not been active in this forum for many years and now I'm back.
I would like to seek your opinion on big bikes with automatic transmission.
A little bit of my background. I'm 46 this year and have been riding scooters for 13 years, currently a 9-year old Suzuki Burgman 650 executive. My left leg is kind of not strong so an automatic scooter suits me most. But recently I have some spare cash (my budget is $40k) and would like to indulge on bigger bikes, in particular I'm looking at Honda CTX1300 , Gold wing or Indian Black Horse, I like tourers, scooters or cruisers very much. But the common thing on these big bikes are, they are all manual transmissions.
No offence, but big bikes are usually for middle age or old man like me, who enjoy biking but may not be strong enough or patient enough to change gears.
Why big bike manufacturers don't make automatic big bikes? I mean they have all the technological know how and deep pockets to invest in the R&D of automatic transmissions or like Honda, can use its car automatic transmission to bike but, from Honda, the reason is lame, in my opinion, "we feel that big bikes are for experienced, matured riders, who should have no problems in changing gears". But Mr Honda, do you know that there are many matured riders like me who have been waiting for many years for automatic big bikes because of leg, back, or whatever body parts problems, we want to buy big bikes, but we cannot ride it comfortably! Honda has dual clutch transmission (DCT) but it just stop at 750 cc bikes.
I would like to hear your views!
PS. Please don't ask me to buy car because I I love bikes because riding bikes is very different from driving cars. Maybe I'll buy a car when I'm 60 years old.