oh god..... that bike is an engine that i highly covet! it's the same engine that's used in the 600 cc vlx shadow (which i happen to own). available in europe but not here. i'm surprised there's one in colorado! jealous!!!! off to the vlx forum to post this, they'll be shocked!
Not that I am aware of... I scored a pair of VFR400's from Canada years ago, but even then I am pretty sure they were grey imports and never officially sold to Canada either.
The small displacement 400cc sportbikes were never sold new at the dealers in Canada
There are a bunch of bike shops in Vancouver, BC that sell imported JDM 400cc bikes. They are dirt cheap to insure and perform on par with our 600cc versions.
Another great bike that was available in our market from 92-93 was the Yamaha TDM850. But like the trans-alp it never really caught on. A local shop brought in a few last year from Germany and sold them locally.
I rode a TDM850 off & on for about a week on a cross country trip. I wasn't overly fond of it, but I was on an EX500 as my bike of choice at that point and to break up the monotony on some of the super slap stretches it was always welcome to swap bikes with another rider occasionally.