Indeed. Part of my dislike for NC comes from sheer frustration - I was SO hoping they will make contemporary AT or TA - with some lovely 90 degrees twin deriving from Superhawk or Varadero or just parallel twin a-la Yamaha TDM. I am sure interest amongst riders would be great. They failed to deliver this with TA700 simply because of parts bin approach (= heavy) I actually like old TAs - 600 and first 650 - dependable, predictable and neutral handling. And old AT - 650 (supercool bike). Except of course when I have to fix pistons/rings because of amount of work required to remove all bits and pieces and need to take motor out - TA pretty intense for old bike. And I am spoiled by simplicity of my Suzuki DR800 and Honda Superhawk 1000. I secretly was hoping they would build light Varadero with same motor :) because I love that engine but hate 270 kg of bulk on Vara.