I don't think there's a market for any bikes at least in regional areas like where I am.
I know metro has big multibrand dealerships and even like 4 of the same Japanese dealers within an hour of each other, but out in the middle of nowhere the dealers don't even stock a full range of bikes from a manufacturer.
Want to test ride a VFR do you have one, no.
Is there anywhere or way I can test ride one here, no they are good bikes.
Ok thanks for that easy decision made.
There was some crap ages ago about in New Zealand some model HD being 27,000 NZD there and $37,000 AUD over here in Australia even though the NZD is weaker and that its 'real price' is $21,000 USD in America.
Its real value would be half of that USD price but I digress.
If people will pay double what something is sold for elsewhere or 4x what its actually worth so be it, they can get into debt over a depreciating asset as much as they want.
In other words, if there's a limited market of people buying an item, they aren't paying in cash, they don't know anything about it, theres no real reason to lower prices as an incentive to sell more.
Also this more the Japanese manufacturers then Triumph but isn't a new 250 in America like $3000 USD? Against like $7900 here or something crazy like that.
They have to have some scale in what they are selling I think we are already seeing that with LAMS bikes killing off the 250 market, how can you sell a Ninja 250 for $7000 when you're selling a Ninja 650L that converts to an R at end of restrictions with 1 small mod for $9000 or whatever they are.
Subsequently how could you sell some pokey Ninja 650 for $9000 if you're selling an inline 4 ZX6R for a reasonable price like $11,000 instead it becomes $15,000 and so on it goes. The ZX10R cant be sold for $17,000 so it becomes $19,000.
A new 600cc supersport is barely worth $11,000 AUD new but people will pay $15,000 for them, same again the 1000cc is barely worth $15,000 AUD but people will pay $21,000 for them.
Then move into even less common bikes like Triumphs, Ducatis, BMWs, again even less common like Aprilias, Guzzis, whatever.
Look at the Guzzi Grisso 1200 8v, $23,000 AUD for a god damn air cooled shaft driven 220KG, five speed V-Twin with not a single do anything feature and a 16L fuel tank bike.