A quick comment. In order to pass the emissions Honda claims these bikes (GL and Rune) do, which I believe is 2008+ standards, they should run lean as hell. In fact, most bikes are running already too lean today, causing rideability problems like surging, running too hot, etc.
Having said that, even with ultra-lean settings, when engines are cold, they will ALWAYS run rich. This means sooty exhausts over time (check your car), so this is not a good way to measure if your bike runs lean or rich. The only way to find out is with an EGA (exhaust gas analyzer).
Unfortunatley, Honda screwed something on the change from the wing's 2 TBs to the Rune's 6. Plus they manage to loose power in the process: wing's 118 hp and 125 ft/lb translate to 104 hp and 110 ft/lb at the wheel. Oh well, at least I agree a cruiser doesn't need that much power. I rode a V-rod at a rally the other day, and it honestly runs like a scalded cat (don't even think about racing one; it matches the Rocket III), but with its weird riding position, I felt uncomfortable accelerating that hard.
Good day people.