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Discussion in 'Trials' started by Johnnyboxer, Apr 2, 2010.
Roswell, NM dealer has one in stock, or he did last week.
I understand, however with katfish1955's comment on R&D Power Sports getting one it sounds like I am not the only one with a dealership just getting them... just wish it would have been here in April like it was suppose to be.
Making me wonder what the next call is... Not sure I want to keep holding for them, but also not sure I want to look else ware...
Salem, OR dealer has had one for a couple months....maybe they could do a dealer trade?
Might consider that...
Trials bikes often arrive in may. Not the month, but as in may, or may not!
Was a 300rr in Albuquerque, too. Bit of a drive, but you could break it in while you are here.
Just looked at a 300RR at our local dealer.Sure is nice would not mind one!!
Closest 300 RR to you is at HondaWorld in Salt Lake City. You will probably be waiting for awhile if you stay with the current dealer.
I think I am going to give them at least tell Friday... after that I will likely contact other dealers.
I was riding with a friend that works for Honda. He said you would be waiting for the next batch.
Sounding like if the Salt Lake City dealer doesn't have the one you indicated still by Friday I am out of luck and might just have to hold for the next batch.
We have a Honda dealer that rides with us. Last year my boss ordered a bike from him. It never came in so he bought two from another dealer. Then his brother went and bought one from the same dealer as the smaller dealer that rode with us still did not have one. They ended up buying a fourth bike from a Denver dealer. 4 bikes bought and none from the dealer of choice. Strange the way the Montesa is handed out.
Just crazy if you ask me. I know Montesa isn't Honda, but being owned by Honda you would expect if Honda wants to have them in Honda showrooms they would require them to be set up better.
Guess that's life.
Montesa IS Honda. Montesa is just a name that Honda still uses for the history tied to the name. They have some odd ways they determine which dealers get first allotments of new bikes, especially when there is a limited number imported. Seems to have opened up some this year compared to the last couple but some dealers are still struggling to get them.
Jonnyc21...I work for Honda auto and last year our rep went to work for the motorcycle side. When I was looking for my 260 I contacted him about the ordering process and he said that dealers that bought/sold bikes previously were likely to get bikes...first order dealers may get bumped even if they had their orders in first. Apparently the order process is: put your order in and watch your allocation notice month to month. Not a very good way to do it. Of course Powerhouse dealers came first, but there are not many of them in the West. I would check if your dealer has sold any trials bikes before...that may be the deciding factor
I can already tell you they haven't ever sold a trials bike before, yet they have been trying to get one on there showroom floor sense they first opened back up the US market.
They are a Honda only dealership stocking and selling only Honda for new bikes and anything not Honda is a trade in. They don't have much that isn't Honda.
Seeing that they have been great with customer service through it all and I really am not in a rush I would like to stick with them as I value that and feel its getting hard to find that level of service these days.
We will see.
The small dealer i got my 260 from initially said they believed they'd get at least one they ordered because they had sold one before when a local trial rider ordered one naming them as the delivery dealership, my local Honda dealer says he's asked/ordered one for the last 7 or 8 years, hasn't got one yet.
Freedom Cycles in Concord NH has a 300RR unsold on the showroom floor. They made me a good deal on the one I bought a few months ago. Am very happy with it.
Too bad you are located across the country. Shipping could be an issue - I believe the Honda dealers prefer not to ship. I would ship it for you though if you want.
I think I am jumping in with a very lightly used and well loved 2006 4RT. It is less than half the price of a new one so I just can't justify getting a new one. It still has the original grips levers and tires.
Haven't ridden trials since competing in the 70s and 80s but really looking forward to having a light play bike again.
Thanks Champe, I think the Salt Lake option is a bit better considering distance. Only about 6 hours drive...
I will hold just a bit longer as I am not in a rush. That and all things considered I kind of want a local dealer to get one in so maybe they have a better chance to get more in the future.
I have also considered leaving it on the floor for a week or two with the sold sign just so people could see one and generate interest... though I am not sure I can be that patient. LOL