I have always been amazed by the lack of true interest many dealers show for many of their products, mainly new releases… I am in the computer (IT) industry and I have to keep up with new products and trends on a monthly bases or I am behind the curve from a competitive standpoint. Over the last 15 years I have spent a lot of money on motor toys ( watercraft, cruisers, rockets, and dirt bikes) and it just seems that these guys just don’t really want to spend the time to know their products, and know what it takes to make them run like they where designed. I recently spent $7,000 for a 07 WR450F - it was my dream bike coming off my much loved 01 WR250F. When I went to pickup the bike the sales manager was showing me around the bike and I asked him what the plug was in the front of the motor, he said “I am not sure” and started playing with it. He said he would have to look at the manual. Turns out it was the oil dip stick! ..This is 7-8 months after the bikes started appearing in the US. When I started the bike it sounded like crap with backfiring, popping and would barely run. I asked one of the techs about it and he said “they all do that” and that was it.. My enthusiasm for my dream bike was pretty low at this point, not what I would expect after spending that kind of money for a race bike. After a little research I now know what it will take to bring this thing alive. I just don’t understand why these guys don’t take the time to know their products!!!! I am close to having the bike the way it should have been when I picked it up… I would have gladly paid a few hundred dollars to have a good first impression. Are they afraid the EPA police are going to come shut them down, or is it they don’t have much competition due to dealer territories?