2016/2017 Africa Twin (USA) shipping updates

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by mcmann, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. mcmann

    mcmann Adventure Rider Junkie Supporter

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    It has been suggested that we separate USA Dlr. shipping updates from the mega CRF1000L Merged Threadfest.

    Please post ETA updates for the DCT & Manual . . . including color.

    We have been getting ETA's from mid April - August for DCT's & mid April - May 31st for the manual.
    My dealer was originally told 3/31 release date by his DSM.

    We have been anxiously waiting since the 2014 Africa Twin Threadfest . . . In the USA, we have been waiting since the 1990 Transalp was discontinued in the states . . .

    2017 is included in case the DCT is delayed beyond August . . . and sold as a 2017 . . .

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  2. arrcrussell

    arrcrussell Gimme Dirt

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    My dealer here in OH indicated delivery confirmation of 1 in June, 1 in July and 1 in August. I'm 2nd on the list so I'm pegged for July, I wanted a grey manual - Honda's shipping a red manual - don't want to wait so I'll take red. Don't know what 1st and 3rd bikes are.
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  3. Aemonn

    Aemonn Been here awhile

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    Dealer in Connecticut said my Red MT has a delivery date of August.
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  4. Dagwood_55

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    Why the big difference in dates between dealers?? Are the super dealers getting them earlier than others?
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  5. justinope

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    not sure to be honest. the dealer thats getting 3 here in VA is definitely one of the biggest dealers in the state for honda

    hes just not a powerhouse dealer because he sells other brands I guess
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  6. Mrob

    Mrob Been here awhile

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    I'm in VA and emailed my dealer last night for an update since others have been posting info. I have not heard back yet.
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  7. Pcfly

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    Bikes will be at the Quail gathering in Monterey CA (google it), Honda is the headline Moto vendor this year. For dealers.....Ship date is supposidly May 31 with the first batch showing up within a week or so after that.
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  8. MrTwister1

    MrTwister1 Things that can kill me, make me feel alive.

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    I'm eastern Oregon and my local dealer told me I'll be getting my Standard the end of May to the first of June.
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  9. x32792

    x32792 Cracker American

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    All well intended input from local dealers, but I believe ALL projected delivery dates are suspect. In confidence, my dealer tells me they have no idea on delivery until they see product arrive, also read, they really don't know.
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  10. MrTwister1

    MrTwister1 Things that can kill me, make me feel alive.

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    Ok, he also said that he is getting his info from his Honda rep. Until I hear differently from him, I'm expecting my bike around that time. If it comes later, oh well. No worries here, I have two other bikes to ride until then.
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  12. smithracing

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    Sounds the same as I was told. Ordered a Silver non DCT....dealer stated they were only getting one red non Dct...so Im getting a red one......May 31 seems to be the date he has heard....Northern Co, Southern Wy area...
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  13. BilltheBiker

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  14. Drum Dog

    Drum Dog Been here awhile

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    What dealer are you referring to?
    I'm in Northern Colorado and my dealer is Interstate Honda. There first shipment is July 28 and they will get 2 silver DCT and 1 red DCT (mine) plus some manual units as well. This is per there Honda Representative. They also said their rep. said they would try to better the date to May or June but no guarantee.
    Surely the dealer you are talking to has to have the same Rep. Right?
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  15. timetoridw

    timetoridw Been here awhile

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    You guys have me a little concerned...all these late May ship dates and my dealer is telling me he knows the date my AT will arrive at the store and it is April 8th. He even referenced the other bikes (no other ATs) that were to be included with that shipment...and called Honda to verify the delivery.

    TTR

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  16. justinope

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    hmm interesting, the one dealer I called said they initially were told April but got a phone call later saying it was pushed back to May. Maybe they missed the call?
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    timetoridw Been here awhile

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    My dealer called Honda yesterday.

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    Oh ok missed that part, hmmm I hope hes right
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    timetoridw Been here awhile

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    You are not the only one. I'll bug him again at the end of next week and ask him to verify again.


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  20. mechahayai

    mechahayai Been here awhile

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    I was just up there a week and a half ago and they had no idea what they were getting or when. All they knew was they ordered as many as they could get.
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