Originally Posted by Scotty Breauxman
Wow! You gotta be kidding me...North America is HONDA's smallest export market?
Really you cant be suprised by this.... Honda Dumped the US Market Long Ago. they gave up on us when they quit importing the African Twin and Transalps and only bothered to give us what was selling at that time! Now the market is starting to open for Rally Style bikes and Honda will jump back on the band wagon.. Look at the NX700 they are tying to tap into the "Adventure" market that tags right along with Rally!
JCR and Honda need to get out there and spread RED! Thats the only way sales of Honda machines are ever going to get ahead of the competition. Here on the East Coast go to any Enduro or Hare Scramble. KTM's have taken over the marketplace. If Honda continues to build a CRF450R for"Off Road Racing" market or the GNCC circuit or even the Rally /Adventure Market it will enevitably be something that will sell in todays US Market.. But how may units will they sell..thats the Ultimate Question? Will it be enough for Honda to want to continue supplying the US or will it be just like the Late 80's when they introduced Bikes and didnt sell well and then pulled the plug on the US sales!!!