Here in the Netherlands the same. I was lucky to be in the vicinity of the Touratechshop in Niedereschach, Germany so I took the opportunity to go there. German VAT-rates are lower (19%) than dutch (21%) so there`s an extra bonus. Touratech.NL also has the nasty habbit of stocking all orders and than deliver within a couple of weeks to reduce costs. TTGermany used to send the product right away when not working with country reps. It was really neat to go in the shop. One of the designers, Bart van den Boogard, is dutch and a GS-club.nl-member, he gave my wife and me a tour through TTGermany, a substantial factory with over 200 employees. With Bart I discussed the fact that there are still so few items available for the Crosstourer; according to Bart that is due to the fact
a)that it`s not easy to bolt on products on a bike that look good and do the job on a bike that is designed to be entirely ready according to Honda. Items like headlight covers and such are difficult to design.
b)that the Crosstourer is not the sales-hit the GS is... This year TT is cutting items from their catalog for the first time, items for bikes that don`t sell anymore are discontinued.
Thanks for the link!