Second that. You should definitely look into to putting a deposit down to get a guarantee. In 2015, they were flying out of the dealership, but of course, they were delayed due to dock strike, it was the newest 300, etc. I guarantee the ABS version will be a lot harder to get than the Non-ABS. I don't know how they allocate per dealership, but from what I've seen anecdotally, they usually get a few in per month, and I still think the R3 is a highly allocated bike.Should be in a month or two, but will vary from dealer to dealer. Call around to a few yammie dealers and get an eta if you are dead set on a 2017.
You can probably put down a deposit to guarantee you get the first one in also.
I disagree on ABS. If ABS is something you want then I do not blame you. I feel safer riding on my big heavy BMW than I do on my lightweight Yamaha because of the ABS and traction control.
However, if ABS is not a deal breaker then I also agree on finding a leftover 2015 or 2016, especially if color isn't as important to you.