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I took a look at the Yamaha site today, and it now says April 2015 as the month of release. What is going on here? The weather is so good, and I already have a deposit down on this bike!
 

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the article does mention a delay at the shipping ports and docks... unintentionally confirmed from a yamaha dealership in my area when i called about release date and demos to acquire a VIN# for insurance pricing..

also the past couple years the port of oakland workers have striked blocking traffic and delaying truckers...

the bikes are on the way but the truckers are playing catch up.. who knows how many of these ports have see strikes slowing shipping down across the nation...
 

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That's horrible, even worse for those that want to get it right in time for when ideal riding conditions ring in for them.
 

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All is well on the west coast now, they settled right towards the end of February. All there is to do now is play catch up
 

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I sure hope it isn't too much of a delay. I'm just waiting on the bike now. I have all my gear, and great weather to match.
 

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You would think the bikes would use West Coast ports, but often they don't. The Grom first showed up in New Orleans. Houston is another favorite port.
 

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They Do Use California Ports Often

You would think the bikes would use West Coast ports, but often they don't. The Grom first showed up in New Orleans. Houston is another favorite port.
They do use the California ports but most were on strike for the past three months due to union and worker constraints and debates over higher pay and better benefits it's happened 3 times I'm the last year and a half they really delayed a lot of work and progress by going on stroke companies such as Macys, Home Depot , Columbia Sports Wear , and Sears were affected this also included the likes of Yamaha , Kawasaki, Suzuki , Honda , BMW , Mazda And Mini just to name a few
 

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Heard from the dealer today saying that "hopefully this week." I have a high doubt that it will actually come in though.

Seems like everyone is running on hopes and maybes around this bike.
 

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called a local scooter shop today to test ride a genuine buddy hooligan... he too is afected by the strikes on the docks... he has only two scooters in the shop both 2014... he is waiting on a big shipment of his 2015 lineup to come in but its being held up...

this port / dock strikes are affecting quiet a few of people... i just hope i get some demos in my area... im pre approved for 30 days after that i have to rn credit today... i can buy it cash but the loan will allow to leverage my money and have cash on hand for some quick upgrades...
 

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I borrowed a 2014 Hooligan demo while I was having my free Vespa 300 oil change in June. I didn't like the long wheel base which decreases the scooters flickability, but it was certainly a capable little scooter. Just not as fast or nimble as my Vespa 300. I do a lot of short trips for groceries or to Subway and I put my soft drink refill in the pet carrier - Vespa code for the under-seat storage which has an image of a cat with a line drawn through it indicating not to carry your pet in the storage area. A scooter is a very practical and handy ride to own.
 

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I borrowed a 2014 Hooligan demo while I was having my free Vespa 300 oil change in June. I didn't like the long wheel base which decreases the scooters flickability, but it was certainly a capable little scooter. Just not as fast or nimble as my Vespa 300. I do a lot of short trips for groceries or to Subway and I put my soft drink refill in the pet carrier - Vespa code for the under-seat storage which has an image of a cat with a line drawn through it indicating not to carry your pet in the storage area. A scooter is a very practical and handy ride to own.
Vespas are great scooters, but way over priced due to its prestige. Looking at the current line up of the 300, 300gts and 300 super... thats a pretty penny... R3 pennies...

I love my little zuma 50f but its time to trade up, i've been thinking about the zuma 125, i like how there are plenty of after market parts and custom mods available for it... but the zuma is a little pricey as well...

for the same kind of money i can pick up a few extra CC's with the Buddy 170i.. 50 extra cc's and its only 9lbs heavier.. more pep same pennies

but honestly i like the rugged look of the zuma and the hooligan... but the hooligan does get heavier which prob contributes to lack of flickability...

Scooters are amazing... its easier to fire up and park the scooter allowing me to run errands, pay bills deposit checks grab a few things at the store with ease. Even if i do get my hand on this new R3 or trade up to a 600cc in the future... i think having a little scooter around will still prove useful
 

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Had some brand new 2015 r1's on my trailer at work today. It's been a good little while since we have had Yamaha anything come across the dock, so it's nice to see they have some movement again. I'm expecting to see some r3's here possibly this weekend, if not early next week.
 

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All the R3's that were destined for the USA were cancelled,
and they are being sent to Australia instead.


;):laugh::D
 

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Had some brand new 2015 r1's on my trailer at work today. It's been a good little while since we have had Yamaha anything come across the dock, so it's nice to see they have some movement again. I'm expecting to see some r3's here possibly this weekend, if not early next week.
Well if you do happen to come across some, please update us for sure!
 

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Spoke to a guy from yamaha Canada today at the motorcycle show. Says the bikes are already in Toronto and deliveries should be by first week April. Apparently the bikes came in from Vancouver. Hope this is true.
 
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