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I'm hearing people on the forum saying that some sources told them the R3 might be coming end of april or even as late as early June!!! my dealear just last week when i made my deposit told me no later than end of March! Can someone confirm this?
 

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I was at Daytona Bike Week at the Factory Yamaha trailer. The guy from Yamaha said the R3 will be in dealers by mid april. With the warmer states getting them first because of riding conditions in the northern places. He said dealers are getting their confirmations for their orders. Most of the confirmations have been sent.
 

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All the shipping conformation means is that the container has left the shipping facility. You can give it 2-3 days before the container is loaded on a cargo ship, probably a week to a week and a half coming across the ocean. Assuming it comes in on the California side, it'll be 1-4 days before that container is opened and all the bikes are sent to their intended routes. Just my guess, but I think the first few will be popping up about 2 1/2-3 weeks out.
 

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theres already a bunch of bikes on NA soil, i doubt june thats too much volume given up to ktm and honda...
 

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Canadian models seem to be on-time.

My dealer spoke to Yamaha Canada and was told 4 - 5 weeks.... which means there is no delay for Canadian delivery.
 

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All the shipping conformation means is that the container has left the shipping facility. You can give it 2-3 days before the container is loaded on a cargo ship, probably a week to a week and a half coming across the ocean. Assuming it comes in on the California side, it'll be 1-4 days before that container is opened and all the bikes are sent to their intended routes. Just my guess, but I think the first few will be popping up about 2 1/2-3 weeks out.
is that 2/3 weeks from today?
 

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All the shipping conformation means is that the container has left the shipping facility. You can give it 2-3 days before the container is loaded on a cargo ship, probably a week to a week and a half coming across the ocean. Assuming it comes in on the California side, it'll be 1-4 days before that container is opened and all the bikes are sent to their intended routes. Just my guess, but I think the first few will be popping up about 2 1/2-3 weeks out.
is that 2/3 weeks from today?
From the date of confirmation
 

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Seriously. FZ07 is a great bike, if the R3 isnt in by April 1st ill be seriously thinking about getting the Ninja 300 SE (the gray one)
 

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Seriously. FZ07 is a great bike, if the R3 isnt in by April 1st ill be seriously thinking about getting the Ninja 300 SE (the gray one)
Like barett mentioned... there are already bikes in America... they will be in your dealers soon enough.

YZF-R3 Press Launch

MD test rider Ed Sorbo is riding the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 in and around Sacramento, CA today. Starting with a street ride, the press launch continues on to Thunderhill Raceway this afternoon. These photos were taken by Ed at the technical presentation of the R3 given to journalists before the ride.
 

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I've been buying motorcycles for years and dealers know what they have ordered, but they never know what they are going to get until it gets unloaded at the dealership. They don't know when it will arrive, what color, or how many. All they can do is estimate, so while it does appear the bikes may start showing up in late March, your local dealer can't tell you if he will have one, two, or none. It is typical for a dealer to ask for 4 bikes and get 1 or 2. If you can find a dealer that sells only Yamaha, they will likely be first priority vs. a dealership that sells several different makes. There is a small local Kawasaki dealership (Universal City, Texas) that has every iteration of Ninja 300 for 2015. Meanwhile a much larger dealership (Woods Cycle Country) that sells, Yamaha, Suzuki, and Kawasaki doesn't have a single 2015 Ninja 300. For Honda, the priority dealerships are called Power Dealers. I don't know how Yamaha doles out their bikes.
 

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One of my friend in Sacramento, CA said one of the dealer had one come in but it was picked that evening. I assume west coast is getting their first since of high demand there or "special people." So it should be anytime now till April, but like AJ said most dealership just estimate. Just like any big product they do an estimate of shipment.
 

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One of my friend in Sacramento, CA said one of the dealer had one come in but it was picked that evening. I assume west coast is getting their first since of high demand there or "special people." So it should be anytime now till April, but like AJ said most dealership just estimate. Just like any big product they do an estimate of shipment.
Not only all the other factors but you have to remember all the people who put cash deposits down MONTHS ago on these bikes will have priority over people who are calling inquiring about availability with no deposit.
 

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I live near Sacramento. Hopefully they will get some into my dealer. I have only had my deposit on the bike for a week or so now, but no one else even put a deposit down here.
 

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Bikes may not show up on the West Coast first. The Grom first showed up in New Orleans and it was a couple of weeks before any were available on the West Coast. Depends on which US port the bikes arrive at. And yes, those with deposits should be given first crack, but you would be surprised how many people have not actually negotiated a final price and so they don't buy the bike when they find out the hidden costs. When I put a deposit on a bike, it is for a final negotiated out-the-door price, so they call and I go in and plunk down the remaining amount. Done. I didn't do that this time because I will be trading a bike in.
 

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Yeah, what a bummer, I've been dying to get this thing since November!! Oh well, it will be worth it, I'm hanging in there, just has to be ready to race by next fall :)
 
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