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Who's got one on order? And more importantly, what news have you heard?

MMike

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I placed a deposit for one at my local dealership a week ago and was told it would be mid $4000. They believe this coming winter I should be able to pick it up. But I really won`t care if I had to wait until next spring/summer anyways because its to cold to ride.
 

Rider

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Well drat! I called a couple of folks today and still no luck. I did see one place in northern Maine got one in and I called them, but it was already sold so I put my name on their list. It seems like the places I am following(it’s not stalking!) are getting maybe one every two months or so. I am a little bit frustrated with one guy I was talking to, who initially told me there was no list when I gave him my info, and now says I am near the top of it. Poor guy has 6 total new Honda’s in stock and is seeing maybe 2 bikes a month coming in.

I felt bad for the sales guy in Maine; he was trying to see if there was another bike I might like. But I had to tell him, no, I want that weird little red bike for reasons I can’t quite explain.

On the shipping front: The situation is getting worse across the board. I was reading today that if it was not on a boat 4 weeks ago(whatever it was), you won’t be getting it by Christmas. And ships sitting outside of US ports have a 9 day wait before they get port entry.

I hope you’re all well And keeping the shiny side up.
 
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MMike

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Well drat! I called a couple of folks today and still no luck. I did see one place in northern Maine got one in and I called them, but it was already sold so I put my name on their list. It seems like the places I am following(it’s not stalking!) are getting maybe one every two months or so. I am a little bit frustrated with one guy I was talking to, who initially told me there was no list when I gave him my info, and now says I am near the top of it. Poor guy has 6 total new Honda’s in stock and is seeing maybe 2 bikes a month coming in.

I felt bad for the sales guy in Maine; he was trying to see if there was another bike I might like. But I had to tell him, no, I want that weird little red bike for reasons I can’t quite explain.

On the shipping front: The situation is getting worse across the board. I was reading today that if it was not on a boat 4 weeks ago(whatever it was), you won’t be getting it by Christmas. And ships sitting outside of US ports have a 9 day wait before they get port entry.

I hope you’re all well And keeping the shiny side up.
Lol this bike is literally the only thing I am interested in.
 

dmonkey

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Since that pulls from listings on dealership websites, I wouldn't trust it to be accurate of what's in stock. When I called my local dealership and placed the order for mine the one they had listed on their "new inventory" page was the first one they got in which had sold months ago and there was already a 13+ person waitlist for more. Deceptive. Unfortunately I think you have to call to find out what is actually in stock.
 

bigcanoe

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Sep 16, 2021
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Good point. This is just a easy way to get a call list! There is one on the floor in Fayetteville NC at Baker Motorsports (or was Monday). They want around $5300. Just sharing!
 

Squatch

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Looked for months around TAG and couldn’t find any Honda dealer who had one or knew when they would be getting another one. The only other dealer i found who knew they had another comming in wanted 1,700 over msrp. Stopped in early June into a small honda/suzuki shop in Alabama I had bought a 3-wheeler from back in 1984. The salesman said he had another comming in Oct. with no waiting list. I didn't even know if they were still in business and the shop was the exact same as it was 35 years ago. Salesman called in Mid Aug. and said it showed up unexpectedly. Paid $4,545.94 otd with ship, prep, tax and title fees. Those big Powersports dealers really try and bend you over.
 

Rider

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Ok, first, props to BigCanoe. A CT125 popped up in VT on motohunt this morning and … I bought it! The price was a bit high, at $4997 out the door. I tried to get them to knock a few hundred off the fees, but the Sales Manager made the excellent argument that this was the only CT125 they are likely getting until next Spring, there aren’t any others for 1,200 miles, and so he isn’t moving. Anyway, I left a deposit over the phone and will likely pick the bike up next Friday. The shop is 3 hours from me, which was also probably a bit of a clue to the shop…

I did read through this thread on what people were paying, etc, and being as cheap as I am, it was tough to pull the trigger. But practically speaking, if I want one of these sooner rather than later, now is the time, as I don’t see shipping issues getting any better soon.

(you folks who got them out the door with no fees crushed it!)
 
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bigcanoe

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Ok, first, props to BigCanoe. A CT125 popped up in VT on motohunt this morning and … I bought it! The price was a bit high, at $4997 out the door. I tried to get them to knock a few hundred off the fees, but the Sales Manager made the excellent argument that this was the only CT125 they are likely getting until next Spring, there aren’t any others for 1,200 miles, and so he isn’t moving. Anyway, I left a deposit over the phone and will likely pick the bike up next Friday. The shop is 3 hours from me, which was also probably a bit of a clue to the shop…

I did read through this thread on what people were paying, etc, and being as cheap as I am, it was tough to pull the trigger. But practically speaking, if I want one of these sooner rather than later, now is the time, as I don’t see shipping issues getting any better soon.

(you folks who got them out the door with no fees crushed it!)
Whoohoo! Congrats! I don’t see the supply chain loosening up anytime soon. Good move I say!
 

Rider

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Whoohoo! Congrats! I don’t see the supply chain loosening up anytime soon. Good move I say!
Thanks! Yeah, the more the news covers it, the more obvious it becomes how bad it is.

Pic of the actual bike for anyone who needs a fix. Sand on the front tire, grumble!
 

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