I ride a sidecar with a Road King attached and man it is a long backwards push from my garage to the end of the drive, but I can buy gas for a long time for that money. The rest of the time if it is downhill I back in and it isn't a problem.
This price is less than the difference between a Limited and a UC OTD price; I know....I just bought an UC.
For $1600+ for a Limited you get back-lit gauges(oooo!), heated grips($170 option), a luggage rack($125 option) (but no bag guards or frt bumper), a power outlet in the tour pak ($15 Advance Auto), and chrome wheels ($460). Big Deal!
If they offered reverse for that price, I'd've been all over it! Think about being able to park anywhere you want, or get out of tight places you suddenly find yourself in...
A relative had a 45 WLA with a servi-car trike tranny.
He would fire it up and slowly back up, then shut down while the other riders wrestled their bikes away from the curb.
Reverse gear makes sense,
especially when a bike weighs twice as much as the person riding it.