Living in little old NZ...Had many Bel models in the US and the UK..I have seen the STI for sale here and then they have launched a 'new' XR model that some retailers insist is
1) Specifically tuned for this geography - primarily KA usage
2) Is the same as the STI - and is sold under a different name
3) on calling the STI an STI_XR
There are a number of conflicts just now with online importers bringing in models from the US and I reckon the made specially for NZ tagline is to stop people buying the seriously discounted models - generally around 60% of what you would pay in a retail shop...
Does anyone know much about these models outside of the States.