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I just browsed Yamaha Europe website and these guys are awesome to say the least ...  FZ/MT-07 in Europe comes in two flavors ... regular MT07 and MT07 Moto Cage (https://www.yamaha-motor.eu/eu/products/motorcycles/hyper-naked/mt-07-moto-cage.aspx). Not a major difference but MC looks pretty darn cool. In addition, MT10 also comes in additional SP model (Speed of Darkness) https://www.yamaha-motor.eu/eu/products/motorcycles/hyper-naked/mt-10-sp.aspx. What's going on with Yamaha's North American marketing team? Why these models along with XSR700 and Tracer 700 aren't available here???!!
 
 
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USMCFieldMP
I believe the motorcycle market in Europe is a lot larger and less risky for specialized bikes like that. Just spitballing though.
 
There's a lot of stuff that Europe has had that we haven't here, including products made my American companies. The Ford Focus RS is a perfect example. In fact, a lot of specialized Ford race/rally cars never made it here. The Ford Escort was a joke of a car in the US, but Europe got the specialized Escort RS Cosworth - 227 hp with 229 lb·ft of torque; which for the early to mid 90's was A LOT of horsepower in a production 4 cylinder car (Corvette's were barely into the low 300's at that point).
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hamster
Well, motorcycles in Europe are very much extended compared to the US: you can usually park it on the sidewalk. Scooters and other types of bikes are much more extended than Cruisers, which is still a big portion of the North American (NA) market - that is one reason in NA so many models are missing. As in the US engines have usually big displacements (the market prefers this and gas/fuel is much cheaper) therefore another reason why many models don't make it to the US.
 
Now, in Europe aftermarket modifications are quite restrictive (not like Cali but near - everything has to be homologated) and ABS is mandatory already.
 
I have found that NA market is slower than Europe - many bikes reach this side of the pond months or years later!
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Safe riding!

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Beemer
We didn't get the frankfurter for almost three centuries and no one complained. What have we become???
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Well, motorcycles in Europe are very much extended compared to the US: you can usually park it on the sidewalk. Scooters and other types of bikes are much more extended than Cruisers, which is still a big portion of the North American (NA) market - that is one reason in NA so many models are missing. As in the US engines have usually big displacements (the market prefers this and gas/fuel is much cheaper) therefore another reason why many models don't make it to the US. 
Now, in Europe aftermarket modifications are quite restrictive (not like Cali but near - everything has to be homologated) and ABS is mandatory already.
 
I have found that NA market is slower than Europe - many bikes reach this side of the pond months or years later!
I've ridden scooters here in Oklahoma for years. Most everyone here (not everyone, but most)buys a big displacement cruiser because it's the tradition. They can't get caught on a scooter, besides they are so small(displacement). I laugh. They're loss

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hamster
Lol, people relate MOPEDS=scooters, but then you meet the Burgamn 650 or the T-Max and you understand why they are so popular (fast & practical)!

Safe riding!

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