Well that goes to show that Yamaha Motor Corp is cutting back. If the dealers are not getting the bikes now like they use to in the past then that there tells me that they are limiting the amount of bikes they make and give the dealers.
I would say if a man wanted one he had better get the first one that comes cause it might be several months before another one rolls in.
I think if you go back a few pages there was speculation that Yamaha wouldn't release the new bike until next year because there were too many 08 and 09's around and all that other BS. If I were selling these bikes what better way to line up the customers than to say there is going to be a shortage. Its pretty dam good for business to create a "they are almost out of stock" panic before the bikes are even in the showroom. I'll bet Yamaha has a big warehouse full of 450's waiting to be trucked out as required!!