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Talked to my dealer in Phoenix, trying to get a better idea of delivery date. I was 2nd deposit he took, on December 28. He tells me that any 1098's ordered after November 30, 2006 will not be 2007 bikes, but will be 2008 models. Huh? does that sound like what anyone else has heard? That would put delivery of my bike off until at least June. That sucks!
 

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Wouldn't be surprised by this. Have heard most if not all '07's have been long spoken for, and while you were only the second deposit at the dealer it appears Ducati NA is taking care of firm orders elsewhere first. In a way this is understandable from Bologna's p-o-v. I'd do the same. Hey, your wait time will probably be still less than mine! I'm first in line at my dealer, putting the $$$ down on a Tri-Colore last September. Have seen a couple 1098's come and go here I could have taken home, but remaining patient :).
 

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Scottie Jay said:
Talked to my dealer in Phoenix, trying to get a better idea of delivery date. I was 2nd deposit he took, on December 28. He tells me that any 1098's ordered after November 30, 2006 will not be 2007 bikes, but will be 2008 models. Huh? does that sound like what anyone else has heard? That would put delivery of my bike off until at least June. That sucks!
That sounds odd. Either your dealer screwed up and didn't place an order for 2007s early enough, or they have no pull with DNA. Dealers here placed orders with DNA for more 1098s than they were ultimately granted, and those orders were placed before all but maybe a very few deposits were in hand.

Or maybe they sold your 1098 out from under you and don't want to say as much? I'd definitely be investigating if you were 2nd in line and have had a deposit down since December.
 

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Scottie Jay said:
Talked to my dealer in Phoenix, trying to get a better idea of delivery date. I was 2nd deposit he took, on December 28. He tells me that any 1098's ordered after November 30, 2006 will not be 2007 bikes, but will be 2008 models. Huh? does that sound like what anyone else has heard? That would put delivery of my bike off until at least June. That sucks!
your dealer is wrong. I placed my order in December, I was first to do so at my dealer, and I have my bike (s/n 001637)

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Same here I place my order in december and my bike is coming next or following week (2007 model) Call my dealer today 02-28-2007!!!! :)
 

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Just talked to my dealer today could have a red 1098S today (I was first on deposit ect). But told them I wanted the black S and will be first to have it, but won't be here till may-june.
 

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Scottie Jay said:
Talked to my dealer in Phoenix, trying to get a better idea of delivery date. I was 2nd deposit he took, on December 28. He tells me that any 1098's ordered after November 30, 2006 will not be 2007 bikes, but will be 2008 models. Huh? does that sound like what anyone else has heard? That would put delivery of my bike off until at least June. That sucks!
I think your dealer is mistaken.
I placed my order/deposit at the UNVEILING. My bike has been pushed up from May to mid April or earlier, due to some large shipments lately.

He got 7 bikes in today - I stopped by - including 1 Tri Colore.

He still has a few 2007 bike spots left. Contact Southern California Ducati and speak with Mark McKinsey. www.SoCalTriumph.com

You'll get it no later than May.

The Tri Colore is much better looking in person than the pictures show, btw.
 

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Yep, I think your dealer made an mistake too.

I put my deposit down at the end of Jan and I was 6th in line. I'm receiving mine next week...
 

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I placed my 1098s order in november and receaved it at my house Feb 6th and my exhaust begining of March.........something definetly gone wrong with dealers timing with your order......goodluck
 

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placed mine a couple weeks ago. March 14th. They should arrive in 2-3 weeks.

If you need one in Red Standard, try Kissler Motorsports in States College, PA. Talk to Robin. I have talked to her yesterday(March 27th) and she still has 2 left.
 

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Scottie Jay,

i'm not sure any of us are getting the straight scoop on allocations. my buddy and i both ordered base models back in early october. (#1 and 2) at martin eurosports. my buddy's base model arrived about three weeks ago. a week later my salesman, Kevin, (a great guy who strikes me as a straight shooter), called me. when i saw the incoming call I figured my base was in. It wasn't, but Kevin told me he had an "extra" "S" and asked me if i wanted to upgrade. I did. But i was curious, how was it he had an extra "S"? Kevin told me that at the 1098 unveiling party they took a bunch of orders for '08s, and submitted those orders to ducati. per Kevin, ducati then filled one of these orders almost immediately with an '07 1098S! Since the buyer who had ordered the '08 "S" was not yet ready to take delivery, Kevin offered it to me.

Ducati filled an order for an '08 "S" w/ an extra '07 "S"? If this were Honda or GM, I'd say, "no way! doesn't make sense!" but we're dealing w/ ducati. I'm not at all confident that they're as organized as other manufacturers when it comes to this whole allocation thing. Ducati is clearly filling existing orders. but now, "extra" bikes are starting to pop up. canceled orders? certainly some. extra production? who knows? my sense is that the dealerships don't know exactly how many '07 bikes they'll get.

I wouldn't be surprised if lots of people who originally ordered an '08 are subsequently offered a previously unavailable '07. If Ducati can build them now, they will. We'll see.

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About 2 weeks back I put a deposit down for a 1098S at the dealer in Roswell, GA. He said he had an allocation for 1 S and 2 base models. The dealer in Atlanta told me he had something similar. They both said they would definitely be 2007 models. I talked to my dealer today and he said there was one guy in front of me and he was considering giving up his spot, so mine may be the next one in. He expects it sometime in April.
 

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Scottie Jay said:
Talked to my dealer in Phoenix, trying to get a better idea of delivery date. I was 2nd deposit he took, on December 28. He tells me that any 1098's ordered after November 30, 2006 will not be 2007 bikes, but will be 2008 models. Huh? does that sound like what anyone else has heard? That would put delivery of my bike off until at least June. That sucks!
Not true. I placed my order in February. Just got the bike and its a 2007.
 

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This is what Ive heard.... I dont think any dealers got the number of bikes they were hoping to get. However, any dealer that placed an order was informed by DNA the number of bikes they would be getting. Some of the largest dealers in the country only got about 2/3 to 1/2 of what they ordered. Samller shops didnt fair to weel and some got less than half of their original order. I placed my order back at the beginning of March for an S. I think it was the second to last S availeble at the dealer and they didnt have anymore base models. I am geting an 07 and the only thing that the dealer is saying about the 08's is that they will be slightly more expensive (about $1500) and they have NO IDEA on availability but presumes next Novemeber.
 

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are 1098s really that hard to find? I've already seen a few running around my town and I was at the one of my local ducati dealers in NYC the other day and they had 2 on the floor, although both were sold I didn't realize these bikes were in such demand.
 

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I guess I really got lucky. I ordered my 1098S from Arlen Ness (Bruce Rossmeyer's) in Daytona during Bike week on March 3rd and it was in and ready for me during the last week of March. I was out of town and picked it up on the 2nd of April. Decent dealer, nice delivery. I live in Miami so I had my full Termi system installed at Ducati Miami and they took great care of me too. The 600 mile service is next week.....
 
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