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.
"Ducati 900SS. It's not really a sportbike, it's your rosso clad mistress that has no qualms acting like a whore when you ride her. A cougar that takes her time, and knows how to push all your buttons." -Dilligaf