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Just went on Yamaha's website and the pre-orders for the R7 in Team Yamaha Blue and Performance Black are now sold out!
MT07 is $7699. Same engine minus fairings and adjustable forks.That is DIRT CHEAP!! I just bought a new Trek Top Fuel 9.9 Mountain Bike for $9,500.00. I am amazed how cheap sport bikes are!
In this low production/inventory and high demand economy.... From what I've seen happening around me in a general sense... I see units for various other makes and models for dealer allocation already having deposits on them.Do you think dealers still have their allocation?
MT07 is $7699. Same engine minus fairings and adjustable forks.
CBR650R is $9699. 94HP Inline 4 and Traction control.
$8999 R7 is not so cheap for what it is.
Glad to hear the call went so well. Small things like that make such a difference to me. That will be cool to have the first bike from your dealer.Yamaha called me today. They wanted to thank me for my R7 order. It was more than that though... They called to make sure I didn't have any unknown detail I may be still wondering about in this process. It was a professional, and pleasurable call. They seem to love their work, as the man I was speaking with seemed to be just as enthusiastic about motorcycles as I am.
I can't recall a more pleasant interaction/experience with buying a vehicle than I've had in this instance. Nice work Yamaha.
EDIT: I stopped by the dealer today and they told me that the bike is shipping the first half of June, so I should take delivery at the end of June or the first week of July. They also told me that there were no other preorders coming to them, so I'll have the only one in my area for a while.
Have you reached out to your dealer to see where your reservation stands?I did leave a $500 deposit before the second video came out with the premier date of 5/18/21. So if the dealer gets one i should be like the first in line. But I am not 100% sure whether i will buy it.
No i havent.Have you reached out to your dealer to see where your reservation stands?
That's fair. I wonder how easy it'll be to test ride the bike when it reaches dealers.No i havent.
i am not excited about it tbh.
R3 is begging me to keep it longer.
but a little more power and bigger 180mm rear tire would be nice. But i dont really want to spend $9000 + fees + tax = $11000.
It seems like the dealers selling Japanese brand bikes in the USA aren’t very willing to let people test ride new bikes. My local Ducati / Aprilia / Triumph / KTM dealer asks if I brought my helmet when I come through the door….I wonder how easy it'll be to test ride the bike when it reaches dealers.
Yes, I could see that. Looks like you’d have to have to get into the paddock first before you could sign up for a ride.Those demo rides at scheduled events require you to jump thru hoops and pay the admission price if you want to ride.
Did they feel more refined? Did the 700 feel underpowered? What are the reasons?Yes, I could see that. Looks like you’d have to have to get into the paddock first before you could sign up for a ride.
I enjoy doing the manufacturer demos that they set up at the dealerships. Just show up with a license and your gear and fill out a little sheet asking what the last new bike you bought was, and which bikes you would prefer to ride.
Last time I did one (last summer) I ended up riding six bikes. Not too many riders showed up, maybe because of the pandemic. My favorites ended up being the XSR900 and the MT-09, which surprised me. I had expected to like the 700 twin better.