I have a frend who grew up in England. He told me that he could, by their laws, ride any bike up to 250cc without passing the motorcycle formal test,also you had to be 18 before you could ride anything over a 50cc. Thats probably why you see so many RD250's over there, It was the big deal then, and the manufacturers targeted those bikes to that market. They also got to sell 2strokes a lot longer,Posibly the 1300 Honda was targeted at the sidecar market? just a guess. I wouldn't want anything that wasen't sold here, it would probably be a bitch to get parts.