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post #1 of 18 Old 04-14-2008, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Backordered 650 ABS?

Anyone else waiting on a 2008 VStrom 650 ABS? I put money down with a local dealer in October and was told they were scheduled for December arrival. Then it was March. And now it's mid-April and supposedly Suzuki still can't/won't even tell the dealer where the bike is - could be Japan, on the water, California or on the road. Or maybe it hasn't even been built yet! What is the deal here? Supposedly Suzuki cut back half their planned shipments due to the economy, but mine is supposed to be safe since I had money down. Anybody have any insights to share?
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post #2 of 18 Old 04-14-2008, 09:30 PM
 
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Supposedly Suzuki cut back half their planned shipments due to the economy, but mine is supposed to be safe since I had money down.
That is what I was told as well. I have around 9 dealers within 30-40 min drive from me so I told them all that the first one to get an ABS Wee in their shop, I would buy it from them. I had one within three weeks. Some folks on the forums here have gone out-of-state, in fact way out-of-state, to get their's and ride it back. Good luck.
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post #3 of 18 Old 04-14-2008, 09:57 PM
 
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ABS Wee

talked to all 3 dealers near me, and one agreed to beat any other dealer's price...and then he refused any deposit and said he would contact me when the ABS was available...

rumor had it that there were 2 available in California but had been sold almost immediately...
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The one I bought was picked up by my local dealer in a transfer from a dealer in the Redding area. I was told this was the only ABS bike in Northern CA. I would not be surprised if this was the case.
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post #5 of 18 Old 04-14-2008, 10:32 PM
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Seen 2 today at the dealership. One grey non abs and the other blue abs. Rarely do you see another on the road.

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post #6 of 18 Old 04-14-2008, 10:49 PM
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I had a deposit on mine since November... and the order was canceled by Suzuki in March. I ended buying a non-ABS and I'm super happy with it. Canadians have it made, as all of their Wee's come with ABS. Unfortunately we're not that lucky.

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post #7 of 18 Old 04-16-2008, 07:32 PM
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Still waiting

I put a deposit on an ABS in early March, and the salesman assures me it's for April delivery.

They've got two weeks. I'm debating what I'll do if they don't have one. They do have a blue '07 non-abs on the floor. Maybe I'll be able to talk them into a good deal on it.
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post #8 of 18 Old 04-19-2008, 05:37 PM
 
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I've been looking for an ABS in the Pac NW area for a few monthes and enlisted the "help" of a few dealers, all of which told me Suzuki cut back on the 2008's production to focus on the 2009 models and that trying to find an ABS was next to impossible. I finally bought a 2008 non ABS cause I wasn't going to wait till mid summer or later to have a wee... riding seasons a wastin and I figure I'll pick up the 2010 ABS model! Good luck on your searches.
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As rare as they appear to be, if you DO find one w/ ABS you can expect to pay full MSRP at best or at worst get into a bidding war.
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post #10 of 18 Old 04-19-2008, 09:24 PM
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I gave up on abs myself and bought a 08 non abs 2 weeks ago. I was told there was none in Texas or the surounding states and the dealers could not give me a eta.

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