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Old 09-10-2012, 03:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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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Old 09-10-2012, 04:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First off, thanks for coming out of hiding. And secondly, WOW!!!! That's a lot to go through to get a bike! Sorry I can't help.
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Are there not ANY Fury's, or just not any Perl White Fury's?

Cause I'm thinking couldn't you just buy a Fury and have it repainted?

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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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Old 09-10-2012, 04:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Just not an pearl whites with ABS, I even tried to go the reprinting route; trust me when I say it makes no sense & should not be so difficult... I have been at it for months.


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First off, thanks for coming out of hiding. And secondly, WOW!!!! That's a lot to go through to get a bike! Sorry I can't help.
Just never had much to say considering I didn't have the bike!


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Old 09-10-2012, 04:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Kind of ironic isn't it. You're in Japan, yet you can't find a Japanese bike....HA
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Isnt the Pearl White just the tins? If so, purchase the tins and have them painted there in Japan.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I found ya 4 2011 Pearl White for sale low milage, ranging in price from $8500 to $9500. Alas none have ABS. I don't understand. Get one with a Black frame and have the tins repainted. Can't be more than a Thousand even over there. Your chance of finding one over here is slim, since not many are ordered with ABS.
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Wasn't the black the only one with ABS? If so I'd get black and just repaint. Gotta be cheaper.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:53 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Kind of ironic isn't it. You're in Japan, yet you can't find a Japanese bike....HA
That was my point, I stated repeatedly, 'Isn't the bike made here?'

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Isnt the Pearl White just the tins? If so, purchase the tins and have them painted there in Japan.
They are trying to charge about 200,000 or $2,555.55 to either charge or paint the parts, added on top of the already ridiculous price of the bike here & I am still looking at $17,000+

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I found ya 4 2011 Pearl White for sale low milage, ranging in price from $8500 to $9500. Alas none have ABS. I don't understand. Get one with a Black frame and have the tins repainted. Can't be more than a Thousand even over there. Your chance of finding one over here is slim, since not many are ordered with ABS.
Thanks, I really appreciate the effort, but unless it has ABS, the wife won't let me play!

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Wasn't the black the only one with ABS? If so I'd get black and just repaint. Gotta be cheaper.
Both black & white came w/ ABS variants. I just found a shipping company that specializes in importing cars/bikes from the USA to Japan... Now all I need to do is track down the bike!
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