I received my jacket long ago and I order my Spyder in early March.
If you got a jacket, you should be getting one of the first 2500. It may not be in the first batch shipped though. The Letter BRP posted on their site indicated the first 2500 would be shipped all the way through next May.
As I read the BRP letter, it is not BRP that is the problem here, it is the dealer. They are the ones that should have told you that your Spyder was not in their first allocation. Did your dealer ever say you that your Spyder was in their initial allocation? Yes, they did know what their initial allocation was a LONG time ago.
"...and the other Yellow they say has to be their demo per Bombardier. "
Something really seems funny to me about the Demo unit comment. Why would BRP tell them they have
to use one of their initial allocation as a demo if the Spyder is sold out through next May, and BRP is STILL ACTIVELY doing Spyder dealer ride and drive tours? Sorry, this just not make sense to me, and sounds fishy.
From BRP's site:
The Can-Am Spyder Demo Tour is crisscrossing North America. Next stops include:
Nov 10 Jacksonville, FL, US
Nov 10 Pomona, CA, US
Nov 15-18 Orlando, FL, US
Nov 17-18 San Mateo, CA, US
Nov 23-25 Covina, CA, US
As a BRP Dealer, is this the same as they handle boats (since you are in a warm weather climate, I'd guess you do not sell snowmobiles
)? When they are ordered by a dealer for a specific customer? Do you decide which customer gets which boat?
From BRP's Letter:
"...Three important Facts about the BRP Shipping Process
During manufacturing, BRP cannot tell customers when their individual units are coming off the line, because no unit is assigned to anyone during production. Assignment of units to customers only occurs after delivery, when the dealer designates a specific VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) number to each specific buyer.
No one can provide advance notice to you of the exact date within each of our fall-winter-spring shipping periods that your order for a Spyder roadster will be filled, because our just-in-time production process means that dealers are notified of actual shipments on the way only a few days prior to actual delivery.
Units are shipped to dealers according to their allocation using the most effective distribution/logistics methods available to us. For example, we often combine loads of Spyder roadsters with other BRP products to optimize our shipping process to dealers.
So WHEN WILL YOUR SPYDER ROADSTER ARRIVE?
If you put down a deposit down on a Spyder prior to July 15, 2007 (and if your dealer provided BRP with that deposit at that same time), then our present plan is for shipment to your dealer by the end of March 2008, but it could be earlier if your dealer included your order in the limited fall allocation. Only your dealer can confirm this timing to you.
If you put down a deposit down on a Spyder after July 15, 2007, but before September 18, 2007 (and if your dealer provided BRP with that deposit at that same time), then our present plan is for shipment to your dealer before the end of May 2008.
If you put down a deposit down on a Spyder after September 18, 2007 (and if your dealer provided BRP with that deposit at that same time), then our present plan is for shipment to your dealer for the end of May 2008, but if this changes in any way, we will notify you immediately.
Thank you for reading this information and for your cooperation — and thanks for being among the first consumers to buy a Spyder roadster!..."