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    Future F900R Owner

    Hello MOA,

    I recently placed a deposit on a 2021 F900R, as none of the four 2020's in stock at my dealer had the premium tech package, which was on my wishlist.

    I picked the F900 because:
    It is a recent re-design
    It has up-to-date emissions compliance
    It has a class-leading tech package


    I have what I would consider an intermediate experience level and will use this bike primarily for weekend leisure, commuting, and taking some classes.

    Looking forward to joining the community and gaining from its insight.

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    Welcome from an F800ST owner in the PNW.

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    Hello! I am new too.

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    Welcome Patgm! How long a wait are you looking at for delivery?
    Mama always told me not to look into the eyes of the sun...but Mama, that's where the fun is!

    2009 R1200RT Sand Beige Metallic (aka Champipple), 2007 Honda VFR RWB

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    Quote Originally Posted by langoptc View Post
    Welcome Patgm! How long a wait are you looking at for delivery?
    My dealer wouldn't be too specific, but tentatively said around last week of October. As of 1 week ago it hadn't yet started assembly in Berlin, which is why they were still able to make changes to the configuration on my behalf. They did say that once they have one spoken for with a deposit, it tends to get priority in the production line, so it could be finished fairly quickly, then it will be in transit for 3-4 weeks getting from there to the west coast.

    They are supposed to update me throughout the process, I will try to report back as I hear from them.

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    I called the dealer about the ETA, they adjusted from "Last week of October" to "Last week of November or first week of December". Not surprised that it's taking longer than they estimated, but I am disappointed that they never bothered to contact me when they had updated information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patgm View Post
    I called the dealer about the ETA, they adjusted from "Last week of October" to "Last week of November or first week of December". Not surprised that it's taking longer than they estimated, but I am disappointed that they never bothered to contact me when they had updated information.
    What dealer?
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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    Where are you located?

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    color

    Did you order black, blue or red? I like a blue one.

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    How to Order & Track Your New BMW

    I posted this back in 2016. Another member who worked at a BMW dealership added some edits as well.

    Here's the thread: https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...t=#post1062403

    Ordering a BMW car and motorcycle essentially works the same way:

    1. Dealer receives production allocation for a certain model. The number of allocations is based, in part, on previous sales at that dealership.

    2. Dealer places order for their inventory or for a specific customer using the BMW computer ordering system (I believe it's called DealerSpeed). There is a priority "field" on the Vehicle Inquiry Status order form that indicates the status. Highest priority is "1-Customer Sold." This tells BMW there's a customer waiting for the bike/car. Other priority numbers, such as "3-Priority Stock" indicates it's for the dealer's inventory.

    3. After placing the order, the bike or car is assigned a unique Production Number and production week. When I ordered my 2014 RT on February 5, it was scheduled to be built that last week of February. And the dealer provided me with a printout to show the bike was built as scheduled on February 28.

    4. About a week after it was built, the bike's status changed to "In Transit To Warehouse." The dealer's computer then indicated the exact container ship that would carry the cargo to New Jersey. You can track the ship's progress (Google Marine Traffic).

    5. My 2014 RT arrived in New Jersey in mid-April and was delivered to me on April 24.

    6. Total time from build date to delivery about 8 weeks.

    After the shock recall, I chose Option 4 and sold my 2014 back to BMW, and ordered a 2015 RT on July 8 (he had just received 2 allocations).

    I watched as my salesperson input my order and immediately received a unique Production Number. My 2015 RT order indicated status code 111, which means the ordered was accepted by BMW. Changes are allowed until the bike goes into status code 150 (in production). Ordering a BMW auto works the same way.

    My 2015 RT is due in New Jersey port on Sep 20. Once is clears customs, it will be released for truck shipping and should arrive at my dealer in about 10 days.

    When I ordered my 2014, my dealer showed me how to track the truck on the DHL website:

    https://dhli.dhl.com/dhli-client/publicTracking?7

    In the "Search By" drop-down menu, select "Customer Ref Number"

    Then input your VIN. It's case sensitive, so use capital letters.

    You should be able to track the shipment, assuming that it's coming via DHL.

    Hope this helps. If your salesperson doesn't have a clue on how bikes "magically" arrive at his dealership, perhaps it's time to change dealers.

    If you have a bike on order, your salesperson can easily check its progress, based on standard BMW codes, as follows (based on auto production, but most still apply):

    0 Order deleted by NA
    17 Order not Specified
    37 Order is at BMW NA
    87 Production Week Assigned
    97 Order sent to AG
    100 Order deleted by AG
    101 Error in data transmitted
    102 Special Order (no Prod Week)
    105 Order out of Prod. Period
    111 Order Accepted at AG
    112 Order scheduled for Production
    150 Production Started
    151 Body Shop Started
    152 Paint Shop Started
    153 Assembly Started
    155 Production Completed
    160 Released to Distribution
    168 AG Stock
    170 Waiting Workshop
    172 Planned for Workshop
    174 Workshop Entry
    176 Workshop Complete
    180 Waiting for Export Dispatch
    181 Waiting for Domestic Dispatch
    182 AG Load No. ó Released to Carrier
    190 Dispatched ex(port?) BMW AG
    191 Returned to BMW AG
    193 Arrived at Port of Exit (where my car was stalled)
    194 Selected for Shipment
    195 Shipped from Port of Exit
    196 Shipment Arrival ó ATA

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    What dealer?
    San Jose BMW. I assume part of the discrepancy is supply chain disruption related to pandemic restrictions, hard to say though. Regardless of the reason, I don't suspect that my salesperson was intentionally misleading.

    Quote Originally Posted by EUGENE View Post
    Where are you located?
    I'm in the San Francisco Bay Area, placed the deposit with San Jose BMW.

    Quote Originally Posted by EUGENE View Post
    Did you order black, blue or red? I like a blue one.
    I ordered Red; I prefer brighter colors because in my experience darker colors blend in with the environment too much.

    @boborgail Thank you for the details, that is really helpful. It would be nice if dealers were required to give their customers this level of granularity in their status updates.

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    It's here I guess

    Well, dealer called yesterday around 50 minutes before they closed to let me know that the bike is ready to be picked up. Strange, They last told me that they would update me as soon as it arrived in New Jersey. I'm in California, so I expected several days notice.

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    Pick it up & enjoy

    You still have riding weather, that has to give you some priority. Donít question it, pick it up and enjoy the new ride; Iím in the NE, riding days are limited until April. Nice bike, tell us how you like it.

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