Scooters started selling like crazy when gas prices hit $4 a gallon, and the scooter companies were not prepared for it, it will take them a while to catch up. I suspect the Japanese will never catch up, they will keep the supply artificially low, so they can keep the prices high. Hopefully she is getting it for MSRP. I would buy a new Stella right now, if I could afford it, but I'm stuck with an '06 Honda Met. At least I got it cheap, and it gets me around town cheap. Peace, Jerry.