Yes I could see it as 2011 all over again, but it is another gen, just the kids look like the parents.
From what I read so far (European stuff)
Seat is reportedly slightly taller and narrower, engine is the same, no throttle by wire supposedly, so no cruise control, same 38mm Keihin throttle bodies, but different ECU and the display (too bad about the tach). 2 levels of traction control, 3 if you count off, ABS is standard, no idea if that can be turned off. LED lights and then the plastics. The wheels are lighter. I'm sure there is more stuff.
Pretty much the same Versys 650 with what you could have guessed as a minimum for today, but there is more competition in the street/sport tour/adventure end of the market, it will be interesting to see how it shakes out.
I've got my name in for a green Versys 650 LT at the local dealer.
No idea on the actual availability yet.
As for cruise control I didn't use it when I've had it anyway, I wish the tach had remained analog, but that's OK.
I've looked at my options and intended actual uses and the Versys is still getting the nod.
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