I think people discovered the comfort and versatility of Touring bikes over Softails, not to mention that baggers have been the flavor of the month for oh, I don't know, years now. Baggers will always be in style.....so will rideability. Show bikes will always push the envelopes and have limited mileage. Fads will always come and go too. Clean, design oriented paint jobs and bikes will always be in style. Skulls and single sided paint on baggers will be a great way in the future to date when a bike was built, lol.
2000 Road King on Mulholland approaching the Rock Store. Bike now has Contrast Cut PM Judge wheels and a plethora of new goodies. Now undergoing the 99% dechroming process. Bike will look like a completely different one SOON.