ST Enthusiast, Do you think a batch is built and just about ready to head over? Do you think they will hit in May? I head over to the ADVrider site everyday and read all the ST post. I feel that I know several of you just from reading all your post everyday. There are a ton of ST enthusiast, and allot of great info that I learned over the last year, year and half. Now just waiting patiently for the first US batch of ST to hit shore. What are your thoughts on the first 'batch' of ST's already built? The blue and blacks are built for other countries. We have seen the black in Europe already. (we have all seen the pictures and video's of both) Do you think they ran a line of US bikes and have them crated and ready to send over? I'm hoping Yamaha will try and have the first batch at every one's dealers by mid May and customers picking up bikes. Maybe they will be dropped of third or fourth week in April and then start moving them around the country to all the dealers before the big trigger is pulled for everyone to start getting the "call" and pick up your bike. Hope Yamaha has learned from the first delivery year with the FJR's, and delivers when they say they are. For the folks that dont know, first year FJR was a PDP and the bikes where late by a while. There are allot of people from around the world that have a great wealth of knowledge. From shipping goods to the import-export business and im sure people from Yamaha are on this site, ( I know they are)... So im I in "hopeful thinking" bliss on the bikes built already, and ready to head over,,,, or do you think they are going to wait till after the dead line of March 31 and then just knock out 1500 US bikes to be shipped over in batches. Before I go, I read this forum everyday but dont post that often. I want to thank the hundreds of posters and the 'regulars' that offer so much great info on this new motorcycle. I lust for the bike and its just a short time frame away now. Have a black on the way. Thanks to all the guys on the other side of the world for posting tech articles, pictures, videos, Etc... Ive kinda lived a bit through their eyes and there experiences with this new bike as we wait for ours... Not being sappy... Thanks for all the great info !!!! To all the countries that have there bikes, just wait till the US gets ours. A WHOLE nother wave of info, parts, and new found enthusiasm !!! Continue all the great posting !!