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In my role as a moto-journo, I’ve been extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to ride all the latest and greatest motorcycles from around the world. It’s a great gig if you can get it, but there’s one tiny caveat: there are plenty of bikes not sold to us Yanks in the U.S. of A. The manufacturers have a number of reasons why they don’t sell certain bikes here, but the end result is, despite the unique position I’m in to ride a variety of motorcycles, there are still some bikes I long to throw a leg over. All because I live in America.

Here, then, is my list of the top 10 motorcycles we don’t get in the U.S. – at least not yet. There are far more than 10 bikes to choose from, I know, so in order to keep this list somewhat timely, I’ve chosen to limit my list to 10 current model year bikes not sold in the States. These are all bikes I’ve thought about separately at one point or another, but now that I have compiled these models together, it’s incredible the respective OEMs are withholding some great bikes from us. If you’re a foreign reader looking at this list, be thankful you’ve got some awesome motorcycles available to you.

Without further ado, my list …