Good point, extra competition on extras is bound to be good. Look at the price of some of the spare parts for the MT07 in the USA, way cheaper in dollars than the UK prices in pounds :frown2:This is pretty good news for EU/AUS owners too, as by opening up the XSR700 to the US market means there should be an even greater range of (mostly after-market) add-ons and accessories.
(Also, lol at the even more ridiculous indicators our American brethren are lumbered with)
Not sure about the design of the panniers (too chooper like for me) but at least they old up more volume ....more than a laptop and two bananas at least...Courtesy of some photos over at the FZ-07 forums, here's a better view at the new style (fugly) panniers plus a glimpse at what looks like a new stay for fixing them.
Also looks like a new Carbon-tipped exhaust, with slightly garish XSR branding.