I sent this letter to Yamaha @ http://www.yamaha-motor.com.au/contact-us/general-enquiries : ""I have ridden the new Vmax 1700 and love it, but at 32,000$ or more on the road ?? Give us a break, the same machine costs less than 20 grand to buy in both the USA and Canada. Yamaha Australia just who are you kidding ? The cost of motorcycles in Australia is complete bullshit, if I could import a new Vmax from the USA and have it certified here then that's exactly what any sane person would do. But you are the only ones able to certify this bike and will I buy one at 32,000 ? No way ! Bert would fix me up with a good deal in the USA http://www.bertsmegamall.com/new_ve...veh=203504&CatDesc=Motorcycles&ModelYear=2011 http://www.yamaha-motor.ca/products/products.php?model=2918 Vmax fan from way back."" I spoke to many riders recently, the push for lower pricing in Australia is gaining ground.