I'm a big fan of naked bikes one in particular is the Honda 599 or aka Hornet (EU). I'm disappointed to find out that they will not be (in Canada) selling any '05 models of the 599 (Hornet), because the current supply of '04 will come be sufficient to supply Canada's demand (according to Cycle Canada mag).
While in Europe they're bringing out new features and colours on the '05 599 (Hornet) that will make it even more competitive.
Hornet Spec. sheet
IMHO if the competition for the naked sportbike market is "hot", or if the segment of the market is competitive (i.e. Suzuki SV650). Then give more to the cosumer for the dollar. IMO if they were to bring the European Hornet over, they (Honda) would have a good part of the market on naked bikes. In anticipation of a '06 launch of the new Hornet, I'll be saving my money again.
In your opion what bike(s) from Europe should be brought over. That you think will sell well in North America?