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My title says it all. My wife put a deposit on a Raven model in early Feburary. Haven't heard from the dealer. We don't want to be a pest. All the posts are from all other parts of the continent. Just wondering if anyone heard anything. Thanks
 

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I'm also from Massachusetts and I haven't heard from my dealer either. They say it should be in April but Yamaha didn't give them a specific date. I went to almost all the Yamaha dealers in Eastern MA and all of them only ordered either two or three units and none of them know when specifically they will arrive
 

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what a joke. Im in PA and also no word and i have a deposit since February. This is ridicolous, they should at least have a date of arrival .
 

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Atlanta still has no actual date other than "sometime in April", either. That's 2 weeks and 2 days.....hmmmm.
 

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Ordered ours in November the same time as our 2015 R1. Finally got the news today about the R1 being ready and no update on the R3. Supposedly late April. :confused:
 

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Guys call y our dealers, they don't mind if you bother them. But it makes sense that NE is last, port of arrival is in Cal..
 

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This will be just like the release of the first year CBR250Rs, Very few initially ordered by dealers to gauge interest and then lots more to follow during the summer and early fall. Just be patient and there will be plenty to choose from once the dealers realize the demand is there.
 

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Ordered ours in November the same time as our 2015 R1. Finally got the news today about the R1 being ready and no update on the R3. Supposedly late April. :confused:
this is ridiculous. I'm seriously thinking about getting something else maybe even used but bigger CC
 

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My dealer here in Pennsylvania said sometime in June, that was in March. It looks more and more like that will be the best estimate.
 

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I don't understand how dealerships aren't supplied with exact delivery dates. Like I can get by the minute tracking information for a $1.00 keychain off eBay, but they can't track a shipment containing thousands of $$ of motorcycles?? /rant
 

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I don't understand how dealerships aren't supplied with exact delivery dates. Like I can get by the minute tracking information for a $1.00 keychain off eBay, but they can't track a shipment containing thousands of $$ of motorcycles?? /rant
Sometimes specific parts or colors are backordered, and production can't be
scheduled for the motorcycle production so their is delay.
 

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The problem is that a lot of the vehicles (cars and motorcycles) are stuck at port on the west coast. There's a huge back log (about 2 months) due to the union strike.

So the dealers know where the vehicles are if they were already shipped from Yamaha, but they have no idea when they will leave from port. Unless they request from the manufacturer directly to expedite a delivery, which probably has an additional fee. The manufacturer is shipping to the dealer, so the request has to come from them. For an R3, considering it's within the "budget" price range, there is no real incentive for the manufacturer, Yamaha, to expedite these.

But if it's an R1 or R1M, or any other high priced ticket item, then maybe the manufacturer may make exceptions.
 

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I understand that, but once they're on the way, shouldn't we be able to track them (or, the dealerships should be able to.) Currently there's no information at all until one day they show up at the front door...
 

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I just went to my dealer. They said it is on its way. No date yet, but said sometime this month.
The person in NYC just gave me hope. I am in western NY so I am probably not that far off.
 

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Yours must be filtering in from Canada? I would think the South East would be getting them in before the NE, because of Florida (one of the main "motorcycle" states), the various ports here, and the fact that Yamaha has major facilities in Atlanta.

I hope your dealer wasn't just blowing smoke about next Thursday...
 

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I understand that, but once they're on the way, shouldn't we be able to track them (or, the dealerships should be able to.) Currently there's no information at all until one day they show up at the front door...
The dealers have to get the tracking update from the manufacturer (Yamaha). Then their shipping company that they used needs to get the update from the port. Then it goes back, and then finally gets back to the dealer.

Just being realistic here. This is what happens sometimes when you order in advance and there is no guaranteed date of arrival.

The dealers don't care much because they haven't even paid for the vehicle yet. They don't pay for it until it arrives at their dealership. Once they have it, then is when they want to move it as quick as possible.
 
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