I think that's a fair analysis.
I would say that Honda has made its name in the US on build quality. They only escaped the price barrier by creating a luxury brand for the auto division, despite having superior vehicles relative to domestics.
Maybe they need an Acura bike division?
Hyosung and some of the Chi-com brands just need time to do exactly what Honda did to get a big presence: focus on quality at a low price point. I think it's only a matter of time til we see a Korean or Chinese brand selling big here.
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