Costs, mmmmm to be honest I am not really focusing on price when designing any more frames. The Burner was really the first and at this time the last design I try to do with price as the main objective.You are correct in stating our original goal of making it available at a $1600 price. Well, I doubt that will happen. To spec the best shock and pay for fresh tubing dies etc etc and put the toughest most protected pivot system on the market into it will cost. If I were to put a shock on with only bells and no whistles, and try and use pre existing tooling would jepordize the project's success. It seems to me, and I have sweated the Burner lesson a lot, that a Turner customer expects to have the best when it says "Turner" on the down tube. Best product within it's intended use and catagory. OF COURSE, best is an opinion, but for now best will mean the best job I can do. No compromise.
As for the constantly late industry, I cannot answer for. For Turner Bikes, the other 3 new models and when the Highline is off to fabrication 4 total in a year. Seems to be a good excuse, if not, how about I am A.D.D.! Am I eligible for a grant of something with my "dis-ability" ??