The fact you can go to the dealer and buy a Ninja 250 for $3800 might be a bit of a turn off for potential Grom sales around here... This is frustrating.I talked to my buddy at powerhouse. He said it would likely be 500 over the U.S. cost. then with Freight and PDI and tax it will probably be 4000 out the door.
Pricewise speaking, you are right that it makes no sense for someone to pay that much for a 125cc . But, the target buyers are different. Speaking of myself, I have a 800cc bike but still want this 125cc but not the Ninja 300.The fact you can go to the dealer and buy a Ninja 250 for $3800 might be a bit of a turn off for potential Grom sales around here... This is frustrating.
How much would you really save if you went through with importing a grom from the boarder. I mean if your living relatively close then that should be an issue for the rest it's quite a trek.If you live close to the border, it is relatively straight forward to bring a bike or car across. A few forums have a 'how to' description; however, for this bike the latively minor savings may not be worth the hassle.
Yellow and white for the canucks? That would really suck if they had those colors to choose from. I mean I though red and black was boring for the grom but I take it back...Will Canada get the Yellow and White on launch date? Or the same as the US with just Red and Black?