Originally Posted by GTM
Japan MSRP is about $3500 with current currency.
According to that site...
The 249,900 yen is special discounted price for CASH/LOCAL transaction.
The Japanese retail price is 312,900 yen, which is about US$3500.00
You mixed up the MSRP, retail, and cash price. Retail for the unit is more like 3000, cash price is 2700. Also, if you exported the exhaust, it can be tax exempt and you get your 5% local sales tax back. Of course as a company, you would have to pay duty for the exhaust in state side, which would jack up your cost.