The Balance 2 has a more modern and fresh design, compared to the Balance 1. The frame of the Balance 2 has a tighter look.
There are also more matte black accents on the Balance 2, such as the mudguards (which are also wider), the front fork and the luggage carrier (which also has an updated look). On the Balance 1, these parts have silver colours.
The Balance 2 also has new decals and logos on the frame. These are the stickers on the tube under the saddle, the large 'Van Raam' sticker and the emblem on the front of the steering head.