I have a business trip that is taking me to NYC this weekend and noticed the IMS is going to be in town at the Javits Center. If I have time I am hoping to grab a quick walk thru with plans of seeing the new, updated 2019 SVTC/Eluder line mentioned in other posts in this thread. I will snap some pictures and post whatever I find up here for all to see. If nothing else, it should prove to be a good place to glean some information concerning the matter.
I was wondering if anyone else was planning on attending? If you are, PLEASE do the same as it is not for sure that I will be able to make it over to the West side and I know many of us are eagerly waiting to see the updated bikes and, by the sounds of things (they are only going to be available thru pre-ordering? and no dealerships will be carrying them as inventory), the big shows may be the only place we will get to see them before actually seeing them on the road.
Also, late Saturday afternoon is when I hope to have time to do a walk thru, if you are planning on attending at that time maybe we could hook up for a late lunch or something and talk about bikes, or ANYTHING other than WORK!!!
I hope to make it down to the Toronto Motorcycle Show, that usually, has all the latest and greatest. It had a Yamaha booth that had a red SVTC, with some acc's already upon it coming into 2018. Gawd...but I hope that there still will be something from them there in 2019, as that is just on the cusp of Spring! The bottom line to me, as an owner, is that I have 100 percent faith, in what my dealer told me...what I don't have (for there is no (still) announcement by Yamaha's own 'mouth'...anything yet, FROM YAMAHA!
All I know directly from Yamaha to date, as we all do...is that no 2019 model has been announced, or posted to their official USA/Canada web sites. I am going to believe that my dealer's information is correct...because I WANT to believe that we are not going to be orphaned, being that the SVTC is such (truly) a great touring platform, as stated by a multi-owned-GoldWing model owner, myself. I would never go back, even to a 2017 and older, since riding ours...both my wife and I can say that.
Let's all hope that the OMG information, plays out...and that before the end of this year....we get a direct communication from Yamaha, OR...folks start seeing the new 2019, at such places like formal motorcycle shows. Let's all hope, for who loves this bike, owns this bike, and for those just wanting some clear direction from Yamaha concerning the SVTC, as prospective buyers!