I`m the same. I like European bikes and cars. Apart from KTM`s, which look unusual.Not wanting to create an argument about Japanese quality, I would just like to say that Japanese bikes and cars do nothing for me. There are certain models that I like but on a whole, I don't like Japanese vehicles.
There was a big thread on an Aussie bike forum I frequent about a guy who was tossing up between a Bonneville, a V7 and a W800. All the jap bike owners, most of whom had never ridden any of these bikes recommended the W800, for reasons that were frankly just nonsense, ie poor reliabilty of Triumph, expensive spares, poor parts availabilty. That`s not true, even of the V7. This was, though, a clear indicator of the phobias that many (but not all) Jap bike riders have, about anything not made in Japan.
He went for the Bonneville in the end, swayed by the huge selection of aftermarket accessories and the fact that the one color option on the Kawasaki is 1970`s bathroom suite green.
As an aside, they also make, or used to, a w400, for the Japanese market. Loads get imported here, because they are (LAMS) learner legal. They come in a variety of colors, TeamMoto at Springwood have about a dozen of them for sale at the moment, along with other Japnese market oddities like Ducati Monster 400`s. Not joking.
They look better in red...