Oh, I've got a feeling it's going to tick a LOOOOOT of people off.
Essentially, the goal is to give it a more retro look (aka, 40's/50's), but keep all the added benefits of a modern(ish) bike. A lot of the design cues I'm looking at are from the older BMW bikes, like the R69, R51, etc. Cantilevered seat, fender-mounted rear rack, flatter handlebars, deeper headlight bucket, etc. At the very least I'm stealing the white pinstripes.
Whether or not I can get this look WITHOUT major surgery on a Valkyrie is going to be the main challenge. I never want to do anything that I can't UNdo later, if I decide to. On top of that, I don't want to ruin the ride, either. I hear these are fantastic bikes, and I don't want to get rid of too much that makes them good.
On the flip side, I've had 4 bikes worth of keeping things 100% stock. I wouldn't mind stretching my creativity a bit....