Originally Posted by rodhersh
Honda can have me back tomorrow...just sell me a CB1300. Please, just sell us the bikes we've been asking for,
Suzuki tried with the B1250, they didn't sell.
Considering how well the CB1000 sold, can't say that I blame them for not bringing the 13 over.
In order for the Japanese to bring these bikes over, we have to buy them THE YEAR THEY COME OUT.
The sales numbers for these bikes say that most of the people that want these bikes are cheap cunt douchenozzles that don't put their money where their mouth is. Instead, they wait until the bikes have been sitting on dealer floors for 2 years before they make their purchase. Not a good formula for making money.
The numbers just aren't there for a large company to bother with niche motorcycles. Yamaha does it a little bit but unless Big Red wants to adopt the same kind of distribution model that Yam has with the Super Ten it simply isn't going to happen.