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Dealer delivery delays in USA?

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Walked into local CT dealer and put $500 deposit on a 2022 AT DCT model on May 27. They told me they come in the country to CA (form Japan) then get shipped to regional warehouses for local distribution. Our warehouse for the northeast is in Norfolk, VA.
On May 27 I was told the bike would be shipped about May 31.
Then I was told it was rescheduled to ship from Norfolk on June 30.
Now I am told it is to be shipped from Norfolk on July 31.

Dealer tells me this is the same for most vehicles/bikes.....they are stuck in the middle. Nothing they can do.

I know there are global supply chain issues but it seems hard to believe that Honda cannot provide a valid estimate to dealers.

Thoughts and experiences?
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Bought a 21 hold over east of Cleveland last Friday. Guy said he couldn’t sell it because everyone hated the black. Well thank you because the only thing I like better than a black bike is a discount 0 mile black bike.
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Nice bike. I test rode your bike last month at Mentor dealership...... decided I wanted 2022 standard instead. May be looking at 2023 now due to shortage. Enjoy!
Possibly, or another just like it. Picked it up in middlefield. This one had zero on the odometer. Maybe resetting the odometer was what them meant when they said they had to pull the bike out and get it prepped. I assumed that meant fluids, checks and such. If it was this one, let me personally thank you for passing on it. :LOL:
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My buddy has been wanting on a crf300l rally since Aug. has had 3 different ship dates. The last was September 28 I believe. Now it’s hopeful late October. He got his deposit back and bought a Ktm 390 last week.
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