Anyone have a confirmed order? I've put $ down at two of my local dealers and got a call within a few days saying they did not receive any allotments of the bike. Am I out of luck?
|Mon, 10 Feb, 16:41 (15 hours ago)|
I have followed this since reading other USA posts about your availability of this bike. I do have personal interest as I ordered one last November.
I am so surprised when I read of the USA situation. Your Honda 'Powersports' website promotes the bike as a 'limited edition' whereas in UK Honda claims in an email to me only yesterday, the following, to which I have requested further detailed information:
CAS-777361: Honda UK CRM:0558000139
HONDA UK Info Mon, 10 Feb, 16:41 (15 hours ago)
Thank you for contacting Honda UK.
The Fireblade RR-R SP is not a limited edition.
Thank you for contacting Honda. If we can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Honda Customer Service
In November they'll know if they're taking delivery of a bike in June/July?I placed a deposit in December. Called the dealership in January asking for an update on any info they had. They said I was all set and the bike should be ready to pick up in July. I called back last week and told them I had read how hard this bike would be to get and they said not to worry and I was all set. Spoke to the dealership again and asked them to confirm with their Rep. They called me back and said it would now be November.... they hoped!! In conclusion, they never asked the Rep until I asked them too. Poor customer service... :-(
I think that's the "October/November" date you're getting, which makes me think it isn't guaranteed and is just them being hopeful that one won't be sold.January 2020 Update: 2021 CBR1000RR-R SP Price / MSRP – $28,500. This isn’t official yet, I heard from a “birdy”. Rumors point to production numbers for the 2021 CBR1000RR-R SP to come in around 50 units with three of them going to Honda and the remaining 47 will be retailed to customers. Update: It’s now official on the MSRP.
January 2020 Update Part 2: 2021 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP Special One Time Order Opportunity Info Update:
Honda made sure to highlight the words “Extremely Limited Availability” on this CBR1000RR-R SP notice so good luck to those that are on the hunt for this masterpiece.
- Order period: January 20 – 24, 2020
- Delivery dates for allocated orders: June – July, 2020
- Delivery dates for non-allocated orders: October – November, 2020
Nigel, as I have said before, American Honda does not care about selling sport bikes at all, and if they could, they would rather pull them out of the catalogue and continue selling off roaders, 4 wheelers and dual sport bikes.I remain amazed and curious about the situation in USA. It seems so counter-productive for a company (producing no matter what product) to have tooled up for a totally new product and then restrict it in selected marketplaces. Some members will note I have been querying this with Honda UK, and their advice to me today is:
' . . . The American version has been marketed as limited and will be sold in limited units, while the UK version will be sold as normal. The difference is that the UK version will be available this spring, while the American version comes out in the summer. . .'
As a long time Honda enthusiast, I am saddened that my fellow enthusiasts seem to be experiencing undue stress and trauma to order a flagship product of a global company simply because they live in a place different to me. From my perspective, Honda has partly priced itself beyond some enthusiast's budgets, and this restriction of units will surely see others drop their money in favour of Yamaha R1M, Panigale V4S, and other top shelf rides.
Cant be done legally. You will have a very hard time trying to bring a new non- US compliant bike into the US and it will be seized at time of import.From one enthusiast to another, thank you for your comments and support. I've only ever owned Honda and and feel this is a poor customer experience they're artificially putting us through. I've not explored the idea of importing one from UK, but to your point, sort of getting turned off by the whole thing at this point.
Don't be too sure. They struggled to find 80 buyers for the $24,000 SP2 and that was even before we got the same idiotic treatment that you SC82 RR-R SP buyers are about to get.I'm sure there are more than 47 of us over where willing to spend the $$ on the bike. 🤣
You're right there. It was just more a comment out of desperation. I've had a moment to calm down now. lolCant be done legally. You will have a very hard time trying to bring a new non- US compliant bike into the US and it will be seized at time of import.
Again - you're right. I suppose I shouldn't have thought this would be any different. Just a pro-Honda enthusiast speaking. I've followed your struggles with Honda on the boards, so you of all people would know. Appreciate all the feedback. Just makes me sad that the sport bikes don't receive much love from Honda these days.Don't be too sure. They struggled to find 80 buyers for the $24,000 SP2 and that was even before we got the same idiotic treatment that you SC82 RR-R SP buyers are about to get.
Many of us SP2 folks thought we just caught Honda in a bad year and were not actually expecting the very same shit to be going down again for the SC82. That is the really sad part, this it seems that what we experienced is simply American Honda standard operating procedure now.Again - you're right. I suppose I shouldn't have thought this would be any different. Just a pro-Honda enthusiast speaking. I've followed your struggles with Honda on the boards, so you of all people would know. Appreciate all the feedback. Just makes me sad that the sport bikes don't receive much love from Honda these days.