My first post - Put money down on a red abs all the way back in early March. I was told after several attempts at getting the information that my dealer in St. Louis will have their initial non abs shipment on May 2nd with the ABS 3-4 weeks behind this. Of course they don't ever seem to know what is up, so I am taking this with a grain of salt. I am not a know-it-all by any means but it always cracks me up that I know more about their bikes than they do. I mean just simple things you would think someone selling a product would know. I have been waiting for years for Honda to make a small displacement bike after growing up riding a '74 cb450. The Crf230M was just too disappointed to consider. Getting back into riding a few years ago I talked the wife into a Honda Ruckus (fun), then a Vespa GT200 (more fun). My friends unexpectedly got into motorcycles so now of course I need one too! (even though I can pretty much keep up on my vespa with the moto guzzi and Harley). I was looking at the sv650abs and aprilia shiver abs but this seems more practical, fun and safer than those. I was doing 90mph on the shiver on a test drive and it felt like 30mph. 40mph on the Ruckus felt like 60mph if you catch my drift. I plan to ride my 250 like it was stolen for sure. Do that on a bigger bike and I am scared of the results. Plus insurance, maintenance etc. will all be cheaper with better resale value. Looks like I just talked my self into being patient again but man its tough. I have riden the ninja before and to me it just didn't have that ergonomic satisfaction you get with most Hondas. So no other option but to wait and really as it was well said earlier I am sure Honda is doing their best and we should just be more concerned about the well being of the unfortunate victims in Japan and not about an arrival time of a motorcycle. Sorry to ramble on but I have been reading posts on this site daily for a long time and thought I might share too.