Thats right, Andrew Dodd at Factory Jackson has just listed the Honzo as one of The Best Hardtails for 2016.  This is what he had to say.

“Although the original Honzo frame was a steel number, this alloy model just looks right to us. It strikes the perfect balance of light and stiff with aggressive geometry. Look how short the back end is!
At last it’s great to see Kona firing on all cylinders once more – pumping out some truly great bikes.

It’s nice to see they’ve not lost their sense of humour either…”