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I stopped by the dealer today to find out when the R3 will arrive. The said around the end of February or beginning of March and I can demo if it is not already sold. Hmmmm, His number one in sales last year was the 300 Ninja, the R3 is surely going to be better, what is the chance he won't have a line going as soon as road tests hit the street. I gave them a deposit on the first Blue one to arrive. If I don't like it (fat chance) I can switch the deposit to something else.


I'm a long time rider (about 50 years) have had just about that many new bikes, currently riding a BMW R1200R but riding less and less every year. I'm thinking getting back to basics might renew my passion.
 

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Thanks, glad to know there will be a place to discuss all things R3.
I know right, it helps to have one mega resource all dedicated to the R3. So far this seems to be the best of them, especially with how it's been growing.
 

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It doesn't please me that Yamaha said the release would be Feb, and now it may not be until March. Oh well. My local dealer wouldn't take a deposit, but he promised to call me as soon as one came in. I've bought several bikes from him, so he better. Luckily, I have 3 other Yamaha dealers not too far away. Hard to judge sales, but I would be surprised if the r3 outsold the Ninja 300, just judging from the forum interest and money Kawasaki put into the Ninja release in late 2012.
 

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From experience and following the release of other bikes i have noticed that you can always expect some sort of delay, one of the many problems of being an early adopter.
 

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From experience and following the release of other bikes i have noticed that you can always expect some sort of delay, one of the many problems of being an early adopter.

Right on man, I always wait for the first gen to get groove out of it's recall and issue before buying the 2nd gen.
 
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