From Tenkara USA:
The very popular Ayu rod, until now recognizable for its green stripes, has been tweaked a bit and received a new look. With the new release we added a bit more backbone to the Ayu and gave it a crisper and more precise casting action. The Ayu II is proof of our continued commitment to improve our rods based on your feedback. The new finish is also sleeker and more durable. The price is the same $165.95.
For early reviews check out these blogs: TenkaraTalk.com, Teton Tenkara.