I called my dealer today asking for the latest news on the Honda plant situation and a realistic delivery time. He said he did not know about the earthquake but did not think it should delay delivery. I ask if he had info on what bikes he was going to get ( red, silver, DCT or standard) in his first delivery and probable ship date. Had no idea but would call the Honda rep and call me back. ??????? (I was the first to put down a deposit for an AT with them).
I'm wondering why some of the dealers seem to know these things AND keep you informed and mine seems to be "in the dark" and tells me nothing. Maybe it's time to look for a new dealer to buy my AT. (DCT a must, color I think Silver but could go with the Red. I would love Red White and Blue.
Up till this I have loved my dealer and recommended them to anyone that asked. And this issue will not effect my other dealings with them. Unfortunately the closest Honda dealer to me has a very poor reputation and my personal experiences with them confirm it. I really would like to get my bike from this dealer but my confidence with their new sales department is low and getting a little lower.
It would help us poor North American AT fans if you lucky guys overseas that actually have them would let us know where you are located, and where you get your accessories. Some may not be available in the US, or just too costly with all the shipping expenses.
We know several countries in Europe already have them available.
You guys are great about sharing info on all the different accessories and upgrades you've added, issues you've found, products comparison with actual hands on reviews.
I want to send you all a "Big Thank You
" because your sharing goes a long way to help keep our spirits up while we suffer through the long and unknown waiting period before we too can bring home our AT.
I'll keep riding one of my Transalps (while I sell the other one) while I wait and wait......
Ride safe and often. And keep telling us how much you like the DCT.
Thanks for listening, I just needed to put all this in writing to get it out of my head. I hate negative thoughts, and sharing this has lifted my spirits.