I thought about ordering my bike without keyless but in the US now I could only do that by ordering the base model. You have the choice of a base model or one with the Premium package.
I could add things to the premium package like the sport seat, rear rack, option 19 wheels, ect.
Right not you can't even get the premium package because ESA is not available for the RS and R.
Even though my wife had some trouble with her keyless gas cap she still wanted that options.
She travels with a servant that takes care of those little problems
Yeah I appreciate that the ordering and options system works differently across the globe. When I went to buy mine there was the choice of the fully loaded and stupidly expensive new showroom bike. When they told me I couldn’t get a new bike to my spec until the autumn, well I wasn’t interested in that either, so they tried to sell me the demo bike, but it was also fully loaded and about the same price as what I wanted brand new. So, I left and popped back a few months later to order one for the spring. As I pointed out to the salesman, options only add value to the bike if the buyer wants them.
This year in the UK there is no base model. Exclusive and Sport are style packages (paint and tankcover and/or engine spoiler). There after you can pick one of two packages (comfort or dynamic) or none, and all items are available as individual options. ESA is not available just now, which also means one of the three usual packs is missing.
So my bike is lightly specced, it has the options I want and nothing else. It worked out at 2.5 grand less than the showroom bike, and about the same price as the used demo.