that's been the same story all along. doubt it will ever happen. Yamaha probably can't bring it in for the right low price either. i'm betting they produce a 800cc class ADV bike with their new triple engine and that will compete in the US. the Japanese are not investing in the 650 thumper class these days. Suzuki and Kawasaki will just keeping selling what they have as they can keep making carb bikes as they are low sales numbers and their EPA numbers are spread across the whole line so older carb models can existing with newer clean FI models that sell alot more. as much as many of on ADV think that 650 dual-sports are the ultimate bikes for the US, the #s (even though increasing a small amount) show it's a small niche market. the Japanese just don't respond to that in the US. they'll compete in the large ADV market however.