I think it looks pretty good, especially in that blue in the above article.
The specs just aren't there though. However, I believe it's supposed to be more of a full size chassis which is where some of the added weight comes from. Could be a good option for taller riders who want to get into riding. Could've used a bit more power to offset it. Didn't need much, just a bit.
Looks sharp and I like it. If I was looking for another 250 or so then I'd take a look at it. Hell I wish Honda had a naked 250 when I bought mine (VTR250 style). I'm sure we'll see more offerings now in the smaller cc capacity as the segment seems to be growing.
There's a motorcycle show on this weekend in Toronto and I cannot wait to check out this new 500 series...maybe even snap one up if they have some decent offers.