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Haven't posted for a few years, being in an out of the Ducati fold, but always enjoy this forum. Over the years I've enjoyed a Monster, 1098 and Hypermotard so this ain't my first rodeo. On Black Friday this year, while the crazies were battling for $149 50" flat screens, I ambled over to the quiet of my local dealer and plunked down a deposit on a 2013 Granturismo.

My technique for waiting is to put the whole thing out of my mind:sleep:
My technique for waiting sucks cuz it isn't working! :crazy::crazy:

And you guys are not helping one bit with your talk of 2013's arriving now! Dealer told me not to expect the GT until March. Anyone confirm or deny this?
 

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After reading the title of the article, I was expecting to read that you had bought a 201(0-2) while waiting for your 2013 to show up.

You should look at lots of pictures and videos of Multistradas in the meanwhile. This will help get your mind off of it.

Some of the 2013s are starting to arrive, but not the GT yet. Unfortunately, your dealer is probably right. Also, unfortunately, calling the dealership every day between now and then to ask if it has arrived won't speed up its arrival.
 

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Welcome to the waiting room:rolleyes:

Bump over to "General chat forum" there is a thread there that may net some results in the sightings and the where and when.

Good luck on your waiting.
 

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It was challenging at the time, spending 2 months waiting for my 2012 to arrive, poring over the bathroom porn from the dealer (I still have those sweet little Ducati booklets), memorizing every spec in English and Italian. Now I kind of miss the anticipation, not that I'd trade it for getting to ride whenever I can!
 

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...and before you know it you'll have your bike's first service done, got used to it, fixed the glitches and hearing people talking about the anticipation and the wait over their 2014 coming in for delivery, it happens every year!
Congratulations!
 

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On Black Friday this year, while the crazies were battling for $149 50" flat screens, I ambled over to the quiet of my local dealer and plunked down a deposit on a 2013 Granturismo.
I can't help with your wait, but my hat's off to you!

I'm one of those OCD guys who once he has an idea in his stupid head, must act on it immediately at full throttle or die! I will go days without sleep thinking about a project or problem until I get it figured out. Drives my poor wife crazy sometimes, but I do get things done and then some!

Hang in there, and March is what I was told also when I bought my 2012, and that is one big reason I bought the 2012. :)
 

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At least February is a short month.

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:yeah:

Those of us with saintly spouses who tolerate our addiction are lucky indeed. The other day, though, I pushed the envelope. While perusing the latest MCN I saw my first photo of the new Gold Wing F6B. Watching the drool slowly exiting the corner of my mouth she opined, "You are a sick bastard you know." "Yes dear", I wisely replied, but couldn't keep the smirk off my face. "Why the hell would you have three motorcycles anyway!?", she shot back (I've got a Guzzi Griso in the garage awaiting the MTS). "Cuz I can't afford four?", I replied sheepishly. For some reason she did not find that as funny as I did.

But hey, isn't that F6B neat? Make mine black please.

Thanks for all the encouragement guys.

Michael
 

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Let's see, back in June I took my wife down to the dealer and we test drove a 2012. Then I spent most of the summer talking myself in and out of one. Then I decided to wait for the 13's, I spent weeks pouring over all the stuff I could dig up on the web in late September. My wife was there for all of it, we went on vacation the first week in October in Key West. We stopped off to see my mother in Fort Lauderdale, while we were there I stopped in two dealers kicking tires and sitting on the floor models. Finally after sitting on the beach one morning with me babbling about one she said for the love of god just buy one! That afternoon I called my local dealer and plunked down a deposit.

I've been waiting since October 8th and I'm about to bust. I was told mine was supposed to show up next Friday. I sure hope it does for my wifes sake :D:D
 
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