Why does it seem to bother you so?Who is suggesting they will never be supported? This is exactly what we did when the SP2 arrived. A couple 2 or 3 of us had purchased WRT and then our images went off to Woolich to be worked on. 3 weeks later we were flashing our ECUs.
As for being not big into gambling? You are gambling buy dropping $32k on the bike but skittish about a $400 addon LOL
With all this bellyaching maybe I should just try sell my TT podium BSB Fireblade and buy one of the US SC82 SPs to make sure tunign is supported LOL
When I take delivery it will have been 3 years since I've last set foot in the USA. I will pick it up, ride it around for a week, prep it for storage and secure it. It may be just as long before I'm back in the country. Why am I going to spend $400 for something that there's a possibility, no matter how slim, won't be supported, and I won't be able to take advantage of for ??? months/years? Instead, I'll keep my money and buy one when I'm actually physically present to flash/enjoy the bike if there's a flash available.
As you seem to realize, $400 isn't going to break me. If I see that nobody here has provided a flash when I'm booking my flight to take delivery -- I'll get the tuner, send the flash, and put it somewhere to collect dust until I return.