Dead right jeff.....almost £11,000 here in UK for a 'Kymco with a round blue & white badge'!Or
Maybe BMW did lower their overhead (E.g. having Kymco build the engines) and instead of passing some of the savings to the buyer via a lower list price, they tried to pocket a higher profit margin. Can't blame them for trying to maximize profit, but the market is telling them something.
I've read in the motorcycling press that they manufacture decent engines, but for me......I WON'T be buying!
just my opinion !