yeah, there are Jap bikes available on the "grey market", mostly stolen in Japan / Hong-Kong / Australia. no official Japanese "big bike" bike dealerships as of yet.
on of the Ferrari / Porsche dealers in Shanghai has legally imported a Yamaha 1800cc Wildstar / Yamaha R1 and they go for around 18000RMB (approx. 23000US$) and no license (registration) available in Shanghai.
ooops! forgot yesterday, Ducati has an clothing outlet in Shanghai and they have three Ducati's on display. don't know about the bikes... for sale or display only?!
best regards, seeya in the pub or on the road.....
ps; most bike registrations (license plates) on the "grey market" are fake! be warned!
Somewhere down the road in China…. life is one lap with no restarts and the finish line is unknown ~ keep going!!! TBR-China