As far as I know, at least here in the states, everyone who "ordered" a bike long ago did nothing more than make that agreement with their dealer. As of last week, ordering still wasn't available through BMW. This just means those people who "ordered" were put on the waiting list early and then their dealer would be sure the bike they wanted would come in as soon as possible. With that said, according to my dealer all the first bikes are pretty random. I was even told today if I actually ordered, I'd be about 2.5 months out. However, they also stated many of the next bikes coming in will be fully optioned so a order wasn't exactly needed. I put down my $500 to get in line for a bike that fits my requirements, but this isn't ordering. That's still likely 6 weeks out.