The Yamaha AU website also shows a sweet plated WR450 like that Honda 450 that I would buy tomorrow if we got it. Well I would as long as it wasn't as screwed up as the WR450F we currently get with that ridiculous throttle stop and double baffled exhaust.
So the Japanese can and do make what I want. We just can't get them here in the USA. I wonder what the ratio of staff lawyers to bikes produced is for KTM compared to the Japanese. I suspect the reason why we don't get bikes like that might be found in that number.
It doesn't really matter to me. I am happy riding Euro. Even if I do it in a Yamaha blue helmet and Honda red jersey.