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So today I went ahead and called our local powersports dealer where we had placed an order on the 2015 R1 and R3 back in November.

Up until now I have known that the R1 release has been pushed back all the way into April (late March for Australia). So I mention this information to the gentlemen and also ask him about any R3 updates. Especially since dealerships have been online listing the bike available in February. He says the R3 release got pushed back into late March-early April.

Can anyone else confirm or comment on this?
I'm thinking the sales rep either:
A. Didn't know anything
B. Is no longer allowed to comment on either bikes now since the release dates keep getting pushed back.
 

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At least that isn't the longest delay. Hopefully they don't push it back any further than that.

I am guessing that the sales rep is making an educated guess. That is just my opinion though. I have no concrete information.
 

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Yeah hopefully not any later. If that's the case they may have to release them under the 2016 model :laugh:
 

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Well when the original Yamaha Global announcement came out in October, they said the R3 would be available for North American sales in late January... then this was pushed back to late February....

I wouldnt be surprised if they pushed it further back to late March. Sucks for us Canadians as we will likely have to wait longer as well, which would mean late April delivery for us.

Bikes are being built in Indonesia so there is many many factors that could be holding back delivery if this delay is for real. If there isnt a delay, they should technically be on a boat to our shores already. Fingers crossed there is no additional delay!!
 

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Jakarta Globe - R25

Interesting article about the R25... Who knows... it could be that large sales of the R25 combined with their production rate, and now building R3s has pushed back releases... The Yamaha Global news release said they had target sales of 12,000 (in Indonesia) for the first year after release of the R25, and 6000 (in North America) for the R3s first year

Yanagi said YIMM’s Pulogadung plant is capable of producing up to 2,000 units of R25 per month
Dyonisius Beti, executive vice president of YIMM, said it had received positive response from the Indonesian market about the R25’s release. He said online orders from enthusiastic customers has reached in the thousands of units.
The R25 had a July/August scheduled release, a lucky 1000 preorders got theirs in July, but according to this article it wasnt fully available till the end of 2014

Eko Prabowo, general manager for marketing and promotion at YIMM, said customers can get the R25 delivered to them by the end of the fourth quarter
 

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Dealers know what they want and have ordered, but they never seem to know when a truck might arrive with new bikes, or how many, or what colors. None of the manufacturers keep the public informed of their activities either. I mean they have to know when they have loaded a ship with motorcycles and how long it will take to get to the US for example, and which port it will arrive at, but that information never seems to get out to the consumer. One thing about the distribution process that is good though, is once they arrive in port, they get moved out to multiple dealers in very short order so the trucks are not the hang up. When the Grom came out, the first shipment arrived in New Orleans...which surprised everyone, since we thought they would arrive on the West Coast. The first one sold was to someone from Houston who drove over to a suburb of New Orleans and picked up the first one. Less than a week later, Groms were all over the country.
 

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Oh yes I am fully aware of how the international shipping and distributing process works. It just seems to me like Yamaha has given dealers and consumers dates and now they keep pushing it back. Whatever the reason is we are still very excited and anxious for these bikes to arrive. Hopefully sooner than later!
 

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I have 4 bikes, so I can wait, but if I was waiting for my first bike and was ready to ride, I might just go pick up a Ninja 300 or a Honda 300 since those are out and very nice bikes. I am hoping the R3 will be better in many ways than either of those, but I have to say from firsthand experience the Ninja 300 is a fantastic bike and I love my CB300F, so I can recommend either of those bikes wholeheartedly. 2 months can be a very long wait...unless you are in the middle of winter and can't ride anyway. I ride almost every day here in Texas. 60F today and 70F tomorrow.
 

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I have 4 bikes, so I can wait, but if I was waiting for my first bike and was ready to ride, I might just go pick up a Ninja 300 or a Honda 300 since those are out and very nice bikes. I am hoping the R3 will be better in many ways than either of those, but I have to say from firsthand experience the Ninja 300 is a fantastic bike and I love my CB300F, so I can recommend either of those bikes wholeheartedly. 2 months can be a very long wait...unless you are in the middle of winter and can't ride anyway. I ride almost every day here in Texas. 60F today and 70F tomorrow.
Same here. We have 5 bikes in shop and each of our team members owns their own bike. We are just anxious to ride them and build parts for these machines.
Luckily for us, today in Florida we are looking at lows 70's and sunny. Can't ask for much else.
 

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Same here. We have 5 bikes in shop and each of our team members owns their own bike. We are just anxious to ride them and build parts for these machines.
Luckily for us, today in Florida we are looking at lows 70's and sunny. Can't ask for much else.
Now that's what I like to hear from a vendor! Glad to have you guys on board!
 

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So today I went ahead and called our local powersports dealer where we had placed an order on the 2015 R1 and R3 back in November.

Up until now I have known that the R1 release has been pushed back all the way into April (late March for Australia). So I mention this information to the gentlemen and also ask him about any R3 updates. Especially since dealerships have been online listing the bike available in February. He says the R3 release got pushed back into late March-early April.

Can anyone else confirm or comment on this?
I'm thinking the sales rep either:
A. Didn't know anything
B. Is no longer allowed to comment on either bikes now since the release dates keep getting pushed back.
Just spoke with the dealership today and they said the bikes should be here by end of Feb, but god knows if that will actually happen, they did sound pretty confident though.

I am on the East Coast and its way to cold to ride here now anyway, so the wait is bearable!

Come warm weather though, im really gonna wanna jump on the R3, hoping it will have reached here by then...
 

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yamaha r3 delayed till july 2015

i put my deposit on this bike 2 weeks ago and was told by the dealership they should be getting it mid-to-end of February. today went to the bike shop and was told it's been pushed back to a July release. In this case half of the riding season is over in Virginia. Might as well get a ninja 300!
 

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i put my deposit on this bike 2 weeks ago and was told by the dealership they should be getting it mid-to-end of February. today went to the bike shop and was told it's been pushed back to a July release. In this case half of the riding season is over in Virginia. Might as well get a ninja 300!
 

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i put my deposit on this bike 2 weeks ago and was told by the dealership they should be getting it mid-to-end of February. today went to the bike shop and was told it's been pushed back to a July release. In this case half of the riding season is over in Virginia. Might as well get a ninja 300!
I'm in Virginia also, which dealer told you that? Don't think I would be willing to wait much past late March.
 

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Well I just put a reserve down at 2 place's last weekend. The 1st place the guy told me that the ordering for the bike starts in a week or two and it should take a few weeks after that to get them.

This was the first sales person that actually seem to know what he was talking about. Instead of just saying I'm not sure when or just giving you some random date.
It was kinda nice.

It seems to me that most sales people don't know what they are talking about and know about as much info as you or I know or less.

Also the 2nd place had no idea, but it's good to have options!
 

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I spoke to another dealer today in Virginia (not where I have a deposit) he said he has 2 allocated and they should arrive the end of this month.
 

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Emailed my dealer today and asked if they had an update on the R3's arrival and this was his response.

"Yamaha has informed us that we can expect deliveries to start in March. An exact day in March has not been made available."
 

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We spoke with our dealer and they stated they will do a release at Bike Week in Daytona and then deliveries will begin a week after that. Lucky for us we are located 20 minutes away from Daytona so hopefully we see ours REAL soon. I'll keep you guys updated.
 
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