The link to www.youngmachine.com is right on the money. That's the bike. Speculating on why they used the Bandit engine, here are two reasons: First, to look retro, which is immensely popular in Japan and also does well in the US, as the ZRX1100 proved. Second, to keep costs down. Suzuki likes to sell bikes that are competitively priced and they cut corners to do so, hence the 4-pot brakes, tube frame and twin shocks. This bike is all about attitude. Riders who want state of the art can buy a GSXR.
Yamaha doesn't have much left unless you want a cruiser or sport bike. Yamaha dropped all their daul sports except the two little ones. They have one standard which hasn't even made it to the states yet. The yzf600 is a nice bike but I would of drather seen them keep yzf1000.
Honda has the goldwing, vfr, XL650, st1100, CBR1100xx and some small entry bikes that Yamaha has nothing that matches. Honda covers the most breadth of products unless you are thinking of supper-sport bikes only.
I can NOT believe that the late 70's-80's are considered retro. Most of the bikes of that era are butt-ugly! (Give or take the odd Benelli, CBX, or Yamaha FJ) Why? It's been done, so wait at least until the bike can legally be an antique (and is desired) before you recreate some antiquated bomb that merely consists of tack-ons to an existing platform without increasing comfort or performance.
If it is the Hornet 900 we are talking about, it was wanted, designed and will be built by Honda Italia, in Atessa near Chieti, Italy. You can see pictures on the website of "Motociclismo", the major Italian motorcycle magazine and on the website of the British motorcyclenews http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/detail?sectionID=67356&=76688
The Hornet 900 is a WONDERFUL motorcycle, if Honda will imprt it in the U.S. I WILL BUY IT!!