And there you have it in a nutshell. There's no point pricing the bike low if they haven't got the capacity to make them fast enough to meet the demand. New bikes/models need tweaking once they are out there being used so they won't want to hold huge stocks of new bikes either.
Setting the price high usually excludes the majority but the eager minority will always want to buy no matter what the price is (within reason, even with the economy on its a***). Build 250, sell 250, make a great fat profit on each and every one with no dead money sat in obsolete stock on dealer floors.
It's a fine balance between supply and demand and setting the price just right is the tricky bit. Much easier to lower the price than increase it at a later date though
I bought a Beta Rev-4 when they first came out and paid approx.