Also might be best to wait until all the kinks get ironed out. There's always a few.
Not a bad idea...although being Honda, it will be "existing" running gear that has already been tried and tested.
So going from that the price in the UK is £13K (the top model to compete with the S1000R and MT-10 (heated grips, quick shifter))
£13K for the Honda CB1000R
£11K for the BMW S1000R
£11.3K for the Yamaha MT-10
1.43 USD = 1 GBP or 1.8 CAD = 1 GBP,
Just comparing prices in the same market (the UK market), the Honda is way more expensive.
I am just assuming, from what I have briefly read, that the BMW and the Yamaha, seem to have way more technology than the Honda. No surprises in the money vs competitor department then... Just astonishing when a BMW is cheaper than a Honda.
IMO, pricing is the reason that the 2008 - CB1000R failed in NZ. It was "stupidly" priced, at one stage double than the outgoing 919. If you were objective about it, there was no justification for buying the CB1R compared to the 919, other than looks and a single sided swing-arm. Performance wise, nearly no difference.
I'd love to have one one day, but price & performance wise, if I were looking for a new naked, I'd go with the BMW.