Originally Posted by JimVonBaden
The build date and the model year are often not the same. The UK often has them out earlier than the US.
That said, a UK bike might be a bad idea. The speedo is in Kms, and the headlight is designed for right hand drive roads.
I think that all of Europe except for the U.K. measures speed & distance kms. In fact Britain and the U.S. may be the last holdouts in the rest of the world.