Maybe we will be proven wrong. Maybe the gray market will be flooded with the race kits (estimated to be sold for about 12,000 euros, incidentally), and US buyers will have the opportunity to ride the true motorcycle hiding under all of the red tape. I really hope that’s the case, but not for the sake of the consumers. It’s those engineers standing behind this project that I feel have been betrayed. All of the power and meaning of their work is being marketed and then choked immediately by regulations. For such an amazing bike, from such an historic place, built by such talented people, to be lowered by the rest of society, would be a true injustice. And I hope it doesn’t stand.