The first shocks will arrive at dealers on Tuesday, August 19. They will be shipped as they arrive in the U.S. Because they are coming in numerous bulk shipments to BMW NA, it will take a few weeks to get them all sent out, some into September.
They will be made available to customers in the order of dates of sale of their motorcycles in the U.S.
Each shock will be assigned to a specific motorcycle by its VIN number. But the date of sale of the motorcycle controls the delivery of the shock, not the VIN sequence. For example, my 2014 R1200RT was the fifth sold in the U.S., so my shock will be the fifth delivered and it will be delivered to my dealer. That shock, when it arrives, must be installed on the motorcycle with my VIN number, i.e. my 2014 R1200RT. And so on down the list of RT sales.
After shocks have been delivered to all waiting 2014 R1200RT owners, they will be made available to dealer stock, etc.