2008 ninja 250r run-around???
July 17, 2008 at 7:17 pm #1740slipknot61Participant
I have had a 250r on order with a deposit through a dealership since June 30th, and they claim that they do not know when the bike is coming in b/c kawasaki is on such a huge back-order that they cannot keep up with the demand. I realize that there is a national back-order, but when I call the dealership to find out when there shipment may come in, they claim it will be sometime in July. Not knowing when a dealer’s shipment is coming seems a bit strange. I wanted a blue 250r and the dealership stated that kawasaki is cancelling the production of the blue bikes for the year. It seems like I might be getting the run-around.
Has anyone else had this problem buying a 250r within the last month??July 17, 2008 at 7:41 pm #8954BuddParticipant
I haven’t worked selling motorcycles but I have been in the retail industry and worked with stocking things. Typically what happens is that you put in an order for so much product a week/month/quarter. The distribution center will fill your orders as long as there is stock. When there is a shortage on a product, the retailer doesn’t know what they are getting until the order arrives with the billing statement. Then there is a phone call asking why there wasn’t a full order. I think they try to fill the oldest orders first, but they may have to distribute equally across a geographical area.
all in all, I wouldn’t blame the retailer for product not coming in and they probably have no idea what is getting shipped until it is shipped.
“I am the best I am at what I do, and what I do ain’t nice.”-WolverineJuly 17, 2008 at 8:23 pm #8956JirikiParticipant
i happen to have a blue 250r for saleJuly 17, 2008 at 8:25 pm #8957jayman2078Participant
I’ve been hot on getting a 250 cruiser, but after all the rave reviews about the Ninja 250, no matter what generation, I’m broadening the list of considerations. I need to sit on first to see if I’ll like sitting on a sportbike compared to a cruiser (I already know cruisers are a comforable fit for my fat butt.) I hesitated, at first, to even consider sportbikes because I thought the insurance would be more (it’s not) and cops would be more prone to pulling me over even if I wasn’t speeding (any input on that?) and the gas mileage would be less than a comparable cruiser (I don’t think so). Of course, the Ninja is so popular I doubt I’ll find one anytime soon.
Masquerading as a normal person day after day is exhausting!July 18, 2008 at 12:15 am #8959JirikiParticipant
the 250R (and to some extent 650R & SV650S) are definitely more sportbike than cruiser, but they are nothing like a CBR600RR or GSXR600.
They actually provide a very upright riding position. I find it more comfortable than the trip to the gynecologist that was the MSF course…
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