I drove up to my dealer in Tampa today to see if I could find out the real skinny on delivery of my pre-order. The following are facts and not suppositions on my part. My dealer has 5 stores and he works at the biggest one in Tampa. He has 18 total pre-orders at his store, of which 2 or 3 will go south on him. Some of his stores wrote NO preorders but have allocations coming to them anyway. He believes that all the pre-orders will be filled from the first shipment. Although he likes the Spyder a lot he does not seem excited about the product. They don't seem to be pumped maybe its the weather. I am Number 14 on his list (which is a crumpled up piece of paper in his pocket - it seems to work for him) so we'll see how it shakes out in a week or so. I have been showing off pics of the Spyder to all my friends and lots of others. I have yet to show them to anybody who already knew about the Spyder. It was all new to them. Several are pretty serious Harley dudes. People who like bikes and such. Anyway I just get the feeling that this introduction is nothing like the iphone. I really believe that Can-Am has done a poor job of promoting the introduction of the Spyder or it is just not getting the desired interest level. Naturally those of us on the boards here are all excited by this new product but maybe (just maybe) the rest of the world is not of like mind. I really hope that I am wrong. Dead wrong. but we will know all shortly. I got an iphone the day after the big hype day when everyone in line was buying 2 of them because Apple claimed that is the max to one person. I just walked into the Michigan ave store in downtown Chicago and got one in 2 minutes. There were hundreds on ebay at big money on that Friday and by Monday the prices were all down to normal and all those greedy people just wanted to bail out and get their money back. It looks to me that the Can-Am Spyder is not going to be anything like Halo-3. Is the demand for the Spyder there or not. If not it is only because not enough people know about it. Maybe that's why a lot of us got the marketing phone call in the last few weeks from Can-Am. You would think that Can-Am would time this thing with the Biketoberfest in a big way. FREE ADVERTISING. But no - they are literally delivering the new Spyders during the event. Doesn't make sense. If it were me - I would have sent loads of Spyders to the southern states and especially to Florida. I would hope that all those new owners would go to Biketoberfest to show off their new purchase. We are talking about a few weeks of timing done very poorly by the company. The whole deal is just creeping me out. On the other hand maybe I'm just thinking about this too much. I have to say that I was quite happy with the quality of this dealer. They seem dead honest and forthcoming in their sales approach. No FlimFam stuff. Perhaps today was just an off day for them. I'm glad to be their customer and I feel everything will be on the up and up there.