Yes... To actually buy a Versys here in Colombia today, out the door, would cost me 22.1 million Colombian Pesos, which is equvalent to $12,670.00USD. If I was to import the bike myself, bought let's say in Miami and shipped direct, I would pay the equivalent of about $11,500.00 USD in both USD and Colombian Pesos. The overall tax to import it here runs about 51% as Colombia is not yet part a FTA with the US thanks to the Congress.
If I buy in the US, ship to Colombia and take it out of the country every six months then I will only pay the US purchase price, $800 to ship it here and about $200.00 a year for local insurance. Another advantage is that if I even move back to the US I can just ship it home.
As for the colors, I don't think there is a bad-looking Versys out there..but I guess we just have to wait and see what they do! I have my deposit down and the guys will let me know as soon as their order paperwork comes in regarding what is available to order!