A matter of taste has no truth, but seems the Honda design has a tendency to win more people over than Yamaha's attempt. Personally I have to agree with some here, the shrouds are absurd, I also feel the tank reminds me of a hunch back whale. Doesn't matter if the bike is balanced, low centered, with the chunk of whatever, it looks like it just wants to tip over, and needs two Hulk Hogans' (in his prime) to pick it back up. The looks of the engine just goes against what the eye wants to see, WTF? Did the rider crash into something and hit the cylincer? Plastics seems to be put there at random. Again, a matter of taste, but who bitched about the CRF 09-12 design? That bike looks fast on the floor, new KTM also seems to win a majority over.
Pretty strange since Yamaha spits out a high range of good looking scooters. I honestly think the YZ125/YZ250 are far better looking despite being a decade old.
I hope they figure things out, or whatever really. I have their smoker from 2006, happy with that, so they need some pretty hard work to make my wallet to talk again.