Total speculation: the QB was conceived as a low cost, utilitarian bike with minimal frills. The stamped steel dropouts were stong and effective (not to mention ingenious at the time), but not especially pretty. The FJ was intended to be very much the opposite.
Plus, manufacturing and design technology has improved by leaps and bounds since 2006. I'll bet Grant and Co. are getting pretty good at Solidworks software. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW Owners Bunch" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to rbw-owners-bunch+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/rbw-owners-bunch. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.