Qoute "What do your think the reason is we don't see many cruisers during the week?"
Well, in addition to the lack of weather protection, image vs transportation thinking, and other reasons previously posted, I object to the lack of useful capacity to carry items I need in my every day work.
I need to carry a lap-top computer & accessories for same, and several standard sized business files and product catalogs. I also like to carry my need my digital camera and telescoping tripod. In wet weather I need the rain suit, and at least some jacket or sweater that is a bit more casual-business like than most of the high quality motorcycle jackets I wear for riding. Throw is some personal & bike related items, spare glasses, lip balm, etc, etc, and the carrying capacity of most cruisers is not up to the task.
I mean, how roomy & secure are those studded and fringed style leather buckle bags anyway? And what about keeping everything dry and protected during a rain shower? Or secure when unattended.
And (my favorite rant, are you listening BMW?) what dim-bulbs allowed the styling departments free rein in designing the swoopy-curvy shape of most side cases? OK, maybe you can fit a full faced helmet in some of them, but what about a full sized briefcase for a full sized lap-top. NO WAY! I've got 4 Beemers currently, and the one with the most utilitarian side cases is the oldest, an '83 R100RT! The LT is only second best. Cruisers? Most seem to me not even close. They're designed to be commuters only for those who don't need to carry business tools. Or who are willing to carry them on their back in a pack like some beast of burden.