I hadn’t realized they had changed but I see they have traded torque for hp. The pipes are quite different too. I can chug around town in fourth gear if I want. When I traded my V Strom for the Classic I gave up 50 hp and 100 lbs. and don’t miss either. The Suzuki wasn’t happy below 4000 rpm which wasn’t very V Twinish. I have tried demos on several great bikes over the last few years but none good enough to replace my V-7.