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Ordered earlier in the year, now just been told by Honda UK (not the dealer???) that the bike will not be here until July EARLIEST.

Incredible. Cancelling order as that's when I'm supposed to be away on the bike...
 

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Hmmm i think ill get in contact with Honda Australia and see if its the same story this side of the pond.
 

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Ordered earlier in the year, now just been told by Honda UK (not the dealer???) that the bike will not be here until July EARLIEST.

Incredible. Cancelling order as that's when I'm supposed to be away on the bike...
Oh my God! I ordered a DCT tricolour in Feb and my dealer can't get a delivery date so your news is scary! Normal gear change versions are in stock at my dealer after a delivery of 3 from Honda last week but there is something going on with the supply of DCTs. Don't want to cancel and go back to GS/Multistrada/Explorer so will have to wait I suppose.
Was yours a DCT? If not, I can tell you a dealer with them in stock.
 

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Just spoke to my dealer today....three DCT's on the floor, all sold. His figures are running at 70/30 in favour of the DCT and if I ordered one today, it would be here, hopefully, in July. He said they are losing sales as Honda can't keep up with supply and the amount of people wanting the DCT model has really caught Honda out.
 

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I'm expecting my red manual to be at the dealers this week as my mate Dibbs tri is already being prepped for next week so just waiting for phone call saying it's being here happy days ahead
 

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here in France one black DCT in stock near to me...
 

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Yep, its very poor, I've pretty much been forced into taking the manual that's in the dealers showroom despite really wanting the white DCT that I had ordered (I have a very bad ankle, broken tib, fib and 2 breaks in ankle plus nerve and ligament damage, from a motocross accident last year and shifting gear is very uncomfortable at the moment as I found out at my CBT).

You may ask why don't I wait, I normally would, but a lot of thought and planning went in to making the decision to buy this bike.

With the low oil price I had the ability to purchase extra holidays from work to save the company money, so bonus, a chance to get over to the Isle of Man TT this year with my brother (~1/2 months salary to buy 2 weeks holiday). I kept watching and was able to get ferry cancellations to the TT (£580), organised my direct access test to get a licence (£500). Before I committed to these 3 things I checked with the dealer to make sure if I ordered the bike (a bike that I couldn't even test ride as no license but i had faith) it would be here in time to allow me to get 600 miles done and its first service before heading to the TT end of May . Delivery confirmed 28th March. All good, so I made the holiday/ferry/test purchases and paid the deposit for the bike.


Not to push the dealer, i left it for them to get in touch with me when the bike arrived, on the 31st March I got a call expecting to hear that the bike was ready but was disappointed when they informed me that the bike would not be available until July at the earliest and that there were no other white DCTs available in the country.

I have a vast collection of Hondas, mainly MX that I restore and monkey bikes, Dax etc, a couple of Honda Type Rs in the garage, fair to say, a Honda fan. I got on the phone to Hondas 'customer service'. They were to reply within 3 working days, i gave them 4 and nothing so I called them again, they had a few more logistic calls to make and would be in touch, 28 hrs later I got a crap weak email confirming the bike will not be available until July at the earliest but not a guarantee. You think this is a long email, you should see what I replied to them.

Really disappointed in their customer service / lack of and also leaving it until after my bike was meant to arrive to inform my dealer. Therefore, manual for me (really want the Tricolour), I can only hope that with some gear changing my ankle loosens up, oh and I have to pass Part 1 on Monday!

Sorry the rant, wife sick of hearing it.
 

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Sorry to hear that Richard, hope the gear change works out for you. I'm going to wait for my DCT tricolour, well, at the moment I say I'm going to wait but my patience may wear thin when my mates are whizzing around this summer on their new Multistradas/Explorers/GSs. Things now seem to be dragging into the summer for DCTdeliveries which, like yourself, is making things difficult for those planning their summer tours into mainland Europe.
 

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I like the red but ive had a Tricolour AT as my screen background on computer since the images come out.

If i get a red DCT id wish it was Tricolour.
If i get a Tricolour ABS i'd wish it was the DCT.

First world problems.
 
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