I've been watching the Yamaha boards because I'm also interested in the new MT-09. Just like the new Speed Triple, I'm not going to buy one, but it's a bike/engine I've had experience with and am interested in.I'm in Australia.
My dealer said Triumph have been really bad in letting them know when to expect stock.
They were told March, but now could be April / May.
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I don't know if it's because of this but there is great shortage of containers in at least from USA to Europe lines, my father in law has a mustang waiting for shipping in washington and he was told that because of the container shortage all harbors are packed full with cars that can't be shipped. I think it's because of the covid situation has slowed export from china so much that half of the worlds containers are sitting in there waiting to be filled with stupid plastic junk.I've been watching the Yamaha boards because I'm also interested in the new MT-09. Just like the new Speed Triple, I'm not going to buy one, but it's a bike/engine I've had experience with and am interested in.
Anyways, looks like due to the pandemic, dealers are having a hard time getting hands on them too. Some are telling customers July, October, and, I think, even next year. That's for the MT-09 and the Tracer as well. In fact, I read last night where one dealer refunded someone their deposit because they have no idea when the bike will come in.
So, I don't know how things are for Triumph, but it wouldn't surprise me if something similar happens.
On another note, my girlfriend works in a bicycle shop and getting bikes has been a problem for them as well. I'd need to ask her to get specifics, but I think the biggest problem hasn't been getting the frames, but rather the components that need to be bolted onto the frames (drive train components, etc.).