I was at the local shop today asking about the new MT09 and Tracer 9 GT and was told by the owner that they don't know when they will be arriving but expect it to be later in the Spring than originally planned. He said they were having a hard time getting inventory period, as I looked around, I noticed the showroom was half full at best.I have a pre-order in SE Wisconsin for the first delivery of '21 MT-09's and the dealer informed me the only ETA they have from Yamaha is "APRIL". Anyone hear anything more concrete than that?
Yamaha’s caution over shipping containers reflects a problem that’s hitting industries all over the globe. An increase in demand for goods – particularly gadgets from China – along with lockdowns leaving empty containers stuck in Europe and America has seen prices soar.
In the last four months, the cost of a 40ft container from Asia to Europe has more than tripled, with reports that a standard 40ft container, priced at around £1400 last year, can now cost £6000 or more. There have even been reports of cartel-like behaviour, with some operators asking in excess of £10,000 per container.