They are selling pretty well in the northeast it seems, Hudson Valley Motorcycles has sold 30 some as of early March when I bought mine. I love the bike, the engine is a blast and it handles beautiful.
Then you got a lot of YouTube promotional videos to go through....., I had never even heard of the bike prior to March of this year.
I am sure the Yamaha T7 is a great bike like most Yamaha‘s are but not having tubeless tires and no cruise control are a huge negative for me. The Ducati motor is outstanding in this bike, one of the most fun I have owned and I go through them quite rapidlyIn my neck of the woods (very rural midwest) the nearest dealer for Ducati (as well as BMW) is 2+ hours away. I suspect that attributes to how few I see locally. The nearest KTM or Triumph is an hour or so, so we see a small handful of those, but we're drowning in Honda/Yamaha/Kawi dealers.
MSRP on Euro bikes tends to be higher as well. If Yamaha could get the T7 out in any real numbers I suspect there'd be a ton of them in my area. I was hoping to hear that the World Raid version would come to the states but got tired of waiting and frankly am glad I made a move on the DesertX...no comparison to a T7 engine.
I think we'll see more sales as the bikes get out and noticed more though. I just happened to stumble onto the DDX when I took my BMW in for a recall, I had never even heard of the bike prior to March of this year.
According to the following article, around 1500 units in Q1:Does anyone have any figures yet how many DX have been sold?