This is probably a dumb question, but I am notoriously un-mechanical.
With all the wishing for the Big 'Strom to make a comeback, and the existing EPA issues; wouldn't it be relatively easy to tweak the frame and insert the 1250 engine,
It seems this would overcome EPA issues. The 1250 is very reliable, the gas mileage is about equal and it should be pretty straight forward to transfer ABS onto the the larger framed V-Strom. Additionally, assuming I remember correctly, the weight of the 2 engines isn't very different so there shouldn't be a big issue in adapting one's riding style,
Also this modification would mean that those of us with longer legs would finally have a comfortable bike for longer tours.
I recognize I must be missing a lot of issues in moving engines across platforms but on the surface it appears doable.