And that's why it will very probably won't make it US. Very few people in US like small bikes, even fewer will be willing to pay big bucks for a small bike.
I'm very happy with my 300, but I miss my NINJA 1000. One of the reasons I elected to replace it with the 300 is bike fit. Now, if they can come out with something with more HP that fits me as well as my 300 does (actually, my 2008 250 had fit me even better), I would definitely be interested, depending on the price tag and insurance rates. And, of course, it has to be GREEN!