I picked up a 250R about a month ago, the dealer had 3 on the showroom floor when I walked in, but now they are impossible to find. A buddy of mine went to get one two weeks after I did and they were sold out at every Kawasaki dealer in the area. The best he was able to do yesterday was to put 600 down (which was the minimum to hold it) to get the next blue one coming in, which he was told would be sometime in july. He also told me that the price had gone up a few hundred since I bought mine, but the dealer told him that since I had bought mine there and referred him to them for his that they would cut him a break and sell it for the same cost I paid. This dealer was in NH so i cant imagine how hard it is to find one in more populated areas.
Just for anyone wondering this was the breakdown of my purchase:
Assembly and prep: $240.00
thats with no haggling (honestly didnt think I could) and I didnt buy any of those exteneded dealer services