The modular motorcycle concept discussed the other day, which can be described as ordering exactly the motorcycle you want with a careful selection of components added to a standard base assembly and configured by the dealer, also gives us a way to move up without having to buy an entirely new motorcycle every time.
I just noticed modular construction is currently making news in the field of digital cameras. A big problem with cameras, as with any electronic device, is how fast improvements come along, making you wish you would have waited before buying and giving you no easy and economical way of buying the new camera without first disposing of the old one. If every component is upgradeable, you buy what you need and can afford, and upgrade over time as your needs, budget and technology change.
Motorcycles and expensive, high end digital cameras are certainly vastly different but the idea of modular construction is one that holds promise and is being tried in other areas. There is probably resistance within the camera industry the same as some commenters suggested it would appear in the motorcycle industry, but I don’t think that’s any reason not to try it.