The price here in the UK started out at £1279.95, (e.g. Martin Lynch and Waters and Stanton) which seemed high to me. The rig looks very attractive at the right price, but I think UK dealers are banking on “early adopters” who want a new radio at silly prices. Greed? Who said that? Surely not! Prices are a little cheaper in the USA but not sure of VAT and duty or guarantee. The usual guarantee from the big UK dealers on Yaesu products is 2 years, but it is wise to check. Also, further discounts may be offered if paying cash. I can wait and wait! £999 seems the right price, or even less.
The latest edition of Practical Wireless shows Haydon Communication now selling it at £1099.99. I assume this price includes VAT. I can see others matching or bettering this price when the “early adopters” have had their day.
The rig covers all modes 160m-70cms and includes a limited range internal ATU and a colour touch screen. It also supports Yaesu’s C4FM digital mode. Nice radio, at the right price. I expect the UK price will soon be £999. Wait.