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Hi,

I'm like most on this list. Anticipating the new 939.
I've yet to see one in the flesh, so I'm excited to see and demo.
hopefully, its as good as the inner web world says it is.
so far, I've enjoyed reading everyones postings. more to come...
 

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Welcome to the forums. They definitely look real nice in person my friend, but it'll just be that much more exciting for you when you can really get to see one and hop up on there. Have you talked to your local dealers about it yet?
 

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yes, local dealership says may or june for arrival. slow town, sacramento!
i may have to go to San Francisco. id assume they'd have one sooner?
 

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yes, local dealership says may or june for arrival. slow town, sacramento!
i may have to go to San Francisco. id assume they'd have one sooner?
Im in San Diego. My dealer said April. I wonder why the big difference. I hope my dealer is true.
 

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Im in San Diego. My dealer said April. I wonder why the big difference. I hope my dealer is true.
i hope my dealer is wrong, in this case. this was about a month ago, when i was in the dealership.
 

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For the U.S., all the dealer knows is when the bike is on the boat. Anything else is just a best guess. If a dealer says otherwise, ask him to show you the production status screen.
Probably reasonable to expect them to show up about three weeks after European deliveries start. On a related note, I know that there have been prototypes already in the U.S. for technician training purposes and that some of the training has been completed.
 

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My dealer said June until I put a deposit down, then it move to April because the bike had a name on it.

Go figure....
That makes no sense whatsoever. The factory does not have a customer name associated with a bike. The dealer is the only one with that info.
When the dealer gives you a delivery estimate, it is merely his best guess, possibly biased toward what he thinks the customer wants to hear.
Be patient. It is not much longer. :smile2:
 

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I spoke to a rep from Ducati USA at the Chicago IMS and he said more or less the same thing as Neshotosam. Bikes that have actual orders placed with deposits down get filled before general dealer orders for the showroom. That makes sense to me. I would hate to have to wait to get a bike I put a deposit down on because some dealer somewhere ordered 10 to fill up their showroom.

When I placed my order they took my full name and contact information. I am not an insider, but it would not surprise me if Ducati did have a name associated with a bike that was ordered by a customer through a dealer. Or maybe they just have it assigned to a dealer and have them sort it out upon arrival.

As for the timing, we discussed placing an order versus waiting until after a demo ride in late March / early April. His best estimate at that time was that bikes ordered over the winter would start seeing deliveries in late March to early April and they would be at the head of the line. He said if I waited to order after a demo ride, it would likely be summer before I saw the bike.

I have no idea how many people have a bike on order here in the US. I do know where I stand on my local dealer's list and I was shocked at how short the list was. I recently e-mailed him for an update and received a call back the next day saying the computer showed the order "pending." According to him that generally means it is in transit or sitting in customs somewhere and he has no idea when it will arrive.

Does anyone else want to share their dealer info with us to either confirm or refute the above? The dealer I am working with has always been a stand up guy in the past, so I will take him at his word.
 
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That makes no sense whatsoever. The factory does not have a customer name associated with a bike. The dealer is the only one with that info.
When the dealer gives you a delivery estimate, it is merely his best guess, possibly biased toward what he thinks the customer wants to hear.
Be patient. It is not much longer. :smile2:
Not quite accurate, I have a copy of my factory order and it has my name on it.....
 
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