Harley Davidson has introduced the new HD models for 2006. The release is pretty much new paint as far as I can tell. They have a “new” Night Rod that looks like a flat black Street Rod. Not a bad bike, mind you, but when they say new it’s stretching the definition of the word. A couple of other models are pretty much the same idea, a little different combination of accessories and paint and a new name.
Harley Davidson, and lots of other companies, do the BNG or “bold new graphcs” route or new paint color as new design route to new models. Do I need to mention V-max? Car companies usually try to differentiate things a bit more but they have more sheet metal to play with, a motorcycle is a little tougher. What a motorcycle company calls a new model, a car company would call a GS or LX or some other trim level that is just a different mix of options. Harley had a truly new model when it introduced the V-Rod, all of the Rod variations since then are just that, variations. But, if it works, you run with it.