Sounds to me like your dealer has some kind of problem with BMW NA and perhaps with other dealers. There are three BMW dealers within 40 miles of where I live and all of them have GS and GSA models in stock. Why your dealer couldn't or wouldn't work a trade with another dealer is known only to your dealer. But, you know, the beauty of the marketplace is that one can demonstrate their disapproval of whatever status quo they experience by voting no confidence with their feet and wallet. When I was unable to get the new R1200R I wanted from any of my area dealers without having to order and wait several months, I bought a new Ducati Monster 1100S with which I am thrilled. BMW's loss was Ducati's gain. I'm not POed at BMW NA or my local dealers. They know that an essential rule of the marketplace is: 'you can't sell what you don't have.' Exercise your consumer power. Don't let any seller hold you hostage to a bunch of BS and non-responsiveness. Make sure your first loyalty is to your wallet, not a brand or dealer.