Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Yamaguchi, Japan
Help... Out of ideas.
Long time lurker, never posted anything before & had no intentions of doing so until I got my bike, but therein lies the problem & I need help.
I am looking to purchase a 2011 Honda VT1300CX ABS Pearl White, but for some strange reason in Japan there do not seem to be any. I did speak to a dealer who spoke to the Honda factory who had one more parts set left that they could special order & build me the bike I want... To the tune of ¥1.54M or $19,750 & either a December or January delivery date. No thanks!
This is after going back & forth with multiple dealers & getting ridiculous estimates or unavailability for months.
What I will do now is try to purchase the bike in the USA & have it shipped to Japan. I figure the shipping will be about $1,000, the emissions/break scam/test once it gets here is $1,000, shipping from Osaka to Yamaguchi $500, & paperwork should be about $200. That is less than $3,000 which should still be much cheaper with the added cost of the bike than the cheapest quote I have received so far ($17,000).
The only problem is locating & purchasing the bike itself. Anyone have any ideas, know any dealers, are dealers themselves, or could help me out? Thanks!
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