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Old 02-04-2023, 11:26 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
As long as the American market remains quite easy for motorcycles, even if the ZX-4RR would have low sales figures, it may still retain a foothold. Sure there will be a niche for it there.
I don't know what you mean by the American market being "easy" but this has been tried multiple times in the past. A manufacturer imports a 400cc supersport from a market where they make sense due to regulations that make any bike over 400cc very expensive - and then they don't sell in the USA. I see nothing to expect anything different today. Few buyers will buy a 400cc motorcycle for 90% of the price of a 600.

In the USA bigger is better and even 600cc supersports are considered small beginners bikes. 600cc sales have plummeted over the last 15 years and Yamaha and Triumph have discontinued theirs.
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