Hondas not exiting the cruiser market. I'm sure they're doing well with cruisers ir the wouldn't have introduced the new cb1100 or the new valkyre. As far as displaying shadows..... they're cheap, they perform well, they don't really need advertising to sell them. Its like sportsters. They don't really advertize them because they don't really have to. They sell regardless of advertising budget
Unfortunately you'll never find out how well/or not the Shadows sell because Honda doesn't breakdown sales of motorcycles by lineup. In fact, they lump ALL motorcycle sales together that includes not only sport bikes and dirt bikes but also scooters and even ATV's so their worldwide sales aren't even accurate IMO.I don't see Honda dropping the Shadow. They just introduced several new variations a couple of years ago. Honda has certainly upped their game in the last few years introducing many new models looking for new customers. I'm partial to the CB1100.
Also remember that North America is a very small part of their worldwide sales.
But at least HD had a couple of Sportsters on the floor.