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I notice that the DCT upgrade only costs $700 in the USA, which seemed to be a bargain compared with what I remember previous generation DCT's costing when I live in the UK. So I went to both web sites and the difference is quite noticeable... In the UK DCT costs 800 pounds (1129 dollars) and in the US just 700 dollars. A difference of 429 dollars or 304 pounds. One small difference is that the UK DCT price will be inclusive of 20% VAT, but the US DCT (out the door) price will vary taxation wise between states - but typically 5-7%; so small change overall. So what do you think the primary reason is for that noticeable difference, when the retail price of the standard bike is relatively similar between countries?
 

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In Thailand ABS Model is $15,700 the DCT is $16,550 so that's USD $850 for the DCT upgrade. You guys don't know how good you've got it until you by a big bike in Thailand :laugh:
 

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That's about USD $880 thought it would be cheaper in Japan, funny (not) that the US gets everything cheaper than the rest of the world.
Maybe that's the premium the rest of the world pays to have it before us... :grin2:
 

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Retail prices are always a bit deceptive in the US. In the UK, depending on marque, the price you see advertised is usually the on the road price.

In the US they tend to exclude Destination and Dealer Setup (often circa $1,300 on Japanese machines), a State Tax (typically around $1,000 for an AT), plus $50 or so for Title Registration/Lemon Law.

So a $13,699 DCT model, will typically cost around $15,600 OTR. A good couple of grand more than the manufacturers advertised price.

Still with petrol, sorry gas, often as low as a quid a gallon, I don't suppose you chaps in the UK feel too sorry for us living the American dream!
 

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@Captain Scarlet that explains most of it as our cost is inclusive of delivery and taxes we also pay about $65 for registration and licence plate. Tax here is better for Honda machines as the bike comes from Japan or India, my Triumph S3 cost $26,500 !!!
 

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In Euro the difference is 1000 €.
 

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I was quoted $14,620 OTR in New York for the abs/manual version.
 
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