Well I did it, went down to the Calgary Motorcycle show on Saturday and put a deposit down on a 2017 Tricolour, MT. Now the wait begins, the dealer said they should be start seeing them in March, so I have my fingers firmly crossed.
I put my deposit down 7-Jan on a red Standard. Honda Canada dealer site continues since Feb to show delivery in March with no date.
Dealer can get no more information - says Honda waits until the shipment has cleared customs before notifying them the bikes are in transit.
I offered to take a white one if it came sooner. First time since 1982 I've not had a bike in the garage capable of long distance rides.
Meanwhile, it looks like the cupboards are bare @ Twisted Throttle for SW motech crash bars.