Originally Posted by wheatwhacker
There is no way the transalp will be brought here to compete with the wee strom. You have to remember that the USA is not a very profitable place to sell motorcycles. It's a great place to get rid of volume and if the buyers in Europe are happy paying the price they do for them, why sell them here for pennies of profit. The problem is when the volume does not sell, then the bike is a loss maker.
...at least until that part of the Japanese bke manufacturer's 'U.S export non competition agreement' runs its course. Suzuki's Wee might just be in its last year of non compete from Honda.