Well I went to the dealership today to check and see if they knew anything about my bike (which I had put a deposit down on in August). I was expecting then usual "Sorry we don't know anything, could be soon though." speech. To my surprise and delight they told me that they are expecting on getting it in either today or tomorrow and that I could pick it up on Friday. I get home and get a call from the dealership, I'm thinking "oh no something happened and they actually don't have any coming in." I probably would have freaked out on everyone at the dealership, but the manager just got in an '08 that was brand new (shows 2 miles on the odometer) and says I can have that one and save $500. I took him up on the offer and will be picking up my new black '08 ninja 250r tomorrow! I'm super pumped. I'm putting red rim tape one her, cutting off the fender, adding frame sliders and probably shimming my needles in the spring.