Other than saving the cost of the reverse I also think it may have something to do with the fact that it's competing with Harley and if it had a reverse it may hurt the image of that style bike. It's just a thought. Having owned 3 Harley bikes it helps to understand the culture.I like it, maybe more colors will come if sales are good. I don't understand why they removed the reverse, doesn't it use the starter motor?
I would still have to have my Utopia back rest which would make it look out of place I think.