I recently phoned the touratech british outlet in Wales and asked why there was such a difference in price( from the continent to UK) A very nice lady said she did not know, but would find out for me, although she was a nice lady she had a terrible memory and she forgot to ring me back with the reason. I was enquiring about two of the Touratech breathable seats(one each for me and my son),for the cost of two seats in the UK I could get three seats and some change if I bought from Germany. I looked on the internet and found an accessory dealer,(not a touratech dealer) on the Continent and asked if he could supply and post to me, no problem,and its on the bike now. There was a small charge,less than £20,on top of the price quoted on the German site ,Touratech UK were asking around £200 more. I don't want to broadcast the dealers name in case Touratech stop his supply or make him charge prices in line with the UK dealership but I'm a dumb old pensioner and if I can get myself a deal by spending a few minutes on the computer I'm sure you can.