Is this a pattern across the market? To get through euro 5 regs the engine needs to be bigger to compensate for all the new emission control gubbins? (i.e. BMW to 1250, Triumph twins to 1200, Ducati etc...??) or is this simply marketing? Very happy with my '18 ATAS and will stick out the full 3 years at least. Bought it to get away from full electronic arrays! Word from my local dealer is that the lovely exhaust note on the '18/'19 may be a thing of the past.... Final point: never buy the mark 1!! Anywayhow, if it gets a few more people bought into the Africa Twin - cannot be bad!!