I may be wrong, but I don't think it is about US demand right now - it's all about circumstances: First, there is a slow economy, world-wide, which typically hurts small volume, expensive, niche products, then there is limited production capacity for KTM (as a smaller company), and the Freeride is a low production item for KTM, then there is strong demand for the Freeride in other countries where KTM does business more easily, then there is greatest strength in the India / Asia market (e.g. new Duke 125/200/390), and finally there is the typical mis-match between US dealers and KTM Austria (HQ). On top of it all, many (most?) US dealers don't even know what the Freeride is, let alone how to market it at a premium price tag - most US riders aren't as educated as those of us on this board - most want bigger / badder 500's and 690's. So, with Bajaj providing capital and production facilities for a rising Asian market, and marketing dollars going to the new 1290 Super Duke and Adventure (bigger margin products), the Freeride gets lost in the clutter for the US market. Maybe we'll see it in a year or so, if the economy continues to get stronger and 1290 production (all models) has ramped up for a 3-4 year model run. Just my $0.02.