No... It's not gold wrapped...
It's the actual price (in US dollars) of a plain looking 2016 (no farkles) Vstrom 650 at the local dealer in Ecuador South America.
So... last time you bitch and yell at unfair dealer prices, think of us poor souls in developing countries where 14% sales taxes and where any bike above 300cc is considered luxury and has a whole heap of additional taxes... and is not even the japanese bike, these are assembled in Colombia
(Yamaha MT tracer $22,920 -- Honda NC750X $ 19,900 -- BMW F800 $ 23,000)
Out of the night that covers me,
Full of taxes and high prices
I curse whatever gods may be
For my government' greed.
Thankfully my 2015 Vstrom was only $14,000