Import? Who gives a toss?
Does it really matter? NO!
Both my bikes are technically imports - a British Army warrant officer (WO2) bought them both from a retailer in Warsaw Poland (for a ridiculously low price) and almost immediately brought them home to the UK.
It was an easy thing to do in 1999, so much so that he decided to repeat the exercise a few years later (2001).
Although they are both left hand drive models, it doesn't really bother me.
That's a joke...
Both of mine have KM speedos and KM trips. I have put a KM to miles sticker over the top. I have also attached a beam adjustment sticker on the headlight. This keeps the MOT boys happy. These stickers MUST be fitted and used at all times in order to comply with UK law and MOT requirements. My bikes would fail their MOT's without these things...
Joking aside, the most important thing to consider is condition and mileage. Quite honestly I would never be put off by an import if a bike ticks all my boxes.
I don't honestly think my bikes are worth any less than a UK import bike.
Who gives a toss? They are ALL imports in a way because the fact they were ALL made in Japan. Condition rules my head in these matters...
Triumph Bonneville 800 (2004), Yamaha XT600E (1999), Honda XBR500 (1986).