Who knows what they are thinking. I'll just wait with anticipation and hope there's something in the works that will fit my every need. If not, I'll just grumble like I do most years and complain about their lack of foresight for not reading my mind. Like my favorite Sergeant used to say, if you can do it better, go up for the job and quit complaining.
Now then, having said that, no matter what they come out with, its going to have to meet the new Euro standards. None of the current touring bikes meet those requirements so I would at least expect several models to come out of Japan to fill the gap. Then there's the issue of whether any of them other than the Goldwing will make it to the US. I've been thinking of going up for Honda America's presidents job.