Ok, first of all, if this should be somewhere else, could the mods please move it? Secondly, I am in no way shape or form connected with the company I am about to mention, I have just known them for many years Thirdly (get to the point, dammit!) I have discovered a Spada heaven in Sydney. Caringbah Motorcycles in Caringbah (duh) is run by a man called Steve Wyres and he imports and refurbishes Spadas driect from Japan. He told me this morning that he sells between 50 and 60 a year. Most are pre-sold when they arrive, such is the demand. His deal is; you order the bike, and when it arrives it has a complete tech inspect, brakes, fluids, etc, is fitted with new tyres unless the ones fitted are near new, he will paint the tank and guard any colour you prefer, and he offers 20% on your choice of a total riding gear package into the bargain. Although he is not forced to by the price range of the bikes or any regulation he offers a 90 day warranty on every bike sold, but told me he's rarely had to honour it. He doesn't advertise as most of his business comes by word of mouth. Now, as well, since some people complain about the agressive seating position of the Spada, he has had made up a replacement top triple clamp onto which can be fitted a normal set of bars (he can do this either as an after-sale service, or as part of the package to purchase.) The kit can be purchased from him for Spadas he hasn't sold, of course, (forgot to ask him how much) A typical Spada sells for between $3,900 - $4,600 depending on condtion, mileage and custom features the customer requires. His web-site is www.caringbahmotorcycles.com.au and he can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org His phone number is (02) 9524 6456, or (02) 9526 1122, and his fax number is (02) 9526 1122. I hope this of use to the many new riders who ask about 250s, and especially since Sumoto in Melbourne seems to have muddied the waters on grey imports, so I read.