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Was just in touch today with the Ontario, Canada dealer (Toronto) where I placed my deposit and was advised that they have received the first of two shipments of 901's. They have one completely assembled and in the showroom, and the others being assembled now. They are to receive a total of 8 Norden 901's, so don't know if the shipments are 4 and 4. All but one of their 901's are sold. My bike will be in the second shipment and the ETA is unknown right now. I was also given an idea of the ETA of the various accessories I've requested, such as heated grips (DEC, yes Dec....2022), heated seat and centre stand (April), hard pannier bags (March).
 

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Was just in touch today with the Ontario, Canada dealer (Toronto) where I placed my deposit and was advised that they have received the first of two shipments of 901's. They have one completely assembled and in the showroom, and the others being assembled now. They are to receive a total of 8 Norden 901's, so don't know if the shipments are 4 and 4. All but one of their 901's are sold. My bike will be in the second shipment and the ETA is unknown right now. I was also given an idea of the ETA of the various accessories I've requested, such as heated grips (DEC, yes Dec....2022), heated seat and centre stand (April), hard pannier bags (March).
Good Luck. I'm in BC, my bike was to be in the 2nd shipment then Husqvarna cancelled that and dealer returned my deposit. Near all the bikes received out here out in first shipment have leaking rear shocks - the 6 bikes International received are in their shop with no shock waiting Husqvarna to rebuild them.
 

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I'm between adventure bikes right now, with an R1200GS being my last. I'd could go that route again but I'd love to shed some weight for the trail; I push pretty hard off road (grew up on enduros); love exploring, typically I'm alone, and I hate turning around. :). While the big bike is a fun challenge, failing the challenge can really wreck your day! 🥵 I did love it for the fair amount of 2up touring I do. I wondered if I could squeak the Norden past my comfort-loving pillion, perhaps with a heated seat and a windscreen. Of the hundreds of Norden reviews out there I haven't found one with a pillion. But no matter... I can't have one for now, so I'll wait for the 2up reviews later, and for that shock issue to be fixed. The success of this bike is dependent upon long-haul reliability; it can't be a trailer full of tools, KTM weekender routine. This fork thing is wrecking the vibe here, no pun intended.

Hmmm. For me, a BMW has to have the R engine; I just love that thing. So no mid-weight Beemers for me. For those of you who can't get a 901, what's the default next best? 890 Adventure? 1090? I gotta go shopping...
 

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I am coming from a GS1200 Adv 2008. A fantastic bike, reliable and comfortable but heavy, too heavy for my age (62 years old). I change for a Norden 901, not as comfortable but lighter and now it makes a big difference for me. But you are right the R engine is great. I tried the KTM 890, same engine and frame. The saddle was very hard for me, now with the Norden 901, I finf an improvement. I won't have the same comfort as with the BMW R1200 Adv but it will be enough to travel for a week and 3.000 km.
 

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Good Luck. I'm in BC, my bike was to be in the 2nd shipment then Husqvarna cancelled that and dealer returned my deposit. Near all the bikes received out here out in first shipment have leaking rear shocks - the 6 bikes International received are in their shop with no shock waiting Husqvarna to rebuild them.
Dealer in Kamloops has two, both rear shocks are shot.
mine is the third and no idea of when it’s going to arrive.
looks like I got ripped off, I’m so choked at these jerks, they are a joke…
 

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Well it’s been 10 weeks since my bike went back to the dealer for rear shock replacement. No word yet. I haven’t even heard the bike run, and sat on it only once. Starting to think of all the other ways I could have enjoyed that $18,000.
That's disgusting. Dealer takes full price, delivers a faulty bike, then leaves you on the Husky hook. I hope there is some compensation - like a free 'rally mode' or whatever it's called and free heated grips.
Make sure your warranty doesn't start until you can ride it.
 

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Well it’s been 10 weeks since my bike went back to the dealer for rear shock replacement. No word yet. I haven’t even heard the bike run, and sat on it only once. Starting to think of all the other ways I could have enjoyed that $18,000.
Red901, that's insane! I've heard a handful of these reports of blown rear shocks, and though I've had zero suspension issues with my Norden 901 that I picked up mid-February (now over 3,500 miles on it, 15% off pavement) I'm taking these warnings to heart. I'm talking to a local suspension expert about putting on heavier springs front and rear (I haven't seen 185 lbs since college), revalving - and replacing those poor reliability WP fork and shock seals with SKF brand seals. I'm getting this done before I risk a blow out during my 5,000 mile trip to Alaska and back this summer! I'll be paying out of pocket, but the ease of mind (& better performance) will be totally worth it!
 

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Made the mistake of stopping by the dealership last week for an update. When I asked the service manager what’s happening, his response was “I don’t know”
After all this time, that’s what I get…
I have no [email protected]$?ing clue when my bike will be available to me. Worse yet is the second shipment of nordens is showing up at dealers ( with an updated shock I’m told ). So instead of repairing or replacing the shocks on all the bikes they’ve already sold, they decide to use the good shocks on new bikes. I’m just glad I still have an old fjr in the garage so I can ride.
 

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Made the mistake of stopping by the dealership last week for an update. When I asked the service manager what’s happening, his response was “I don’t know”
After all this time, that’s what I get…
I have no [email protected]$?ing clue when my bike will be available to me. Worse yet is the second shipment of nordens is showing up at dealers ( with an updated shock I’m told ). So instead of repairing or replacing the shocks on all the bikes they’ve already sold, they decide to use the good shocks on new bikes. I’m just glad I still have an old fjr in the garage so I can ride.
Red901, that's just terrible! Have you tried contacting Husqvarna Motorcycles North America/USA? It might not do any good, but on the other hand it can't hurt either! Be sure to reference your VIN number so they can track where your bike is in their system. Husqvarna Motorcycles USA/NA has a Facebook page where they list their official website and contact phone number. The website isn't all that useful, though they do have a subpage where you can input your VIN and see if there's any recalls or safety bulletins - (there were none for my Norden). I didn't see a contact email listed, but here's their listed phone number: (951) 520-0350
 
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