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.