Why wasn’t your dream machine on the floor? These days manufacturers carefully manage production rates to minimize inventory sitting in warehouses and in dealers’ backrooms. Also, since we place our first orders with the manufacturers at the beginning of the year, it can be a bit of a guessing game. Sure, we have sales history from year to year and know what we generally sell, but as colors, options, and buying trends change, predicting the weather might be easier. For example, before ABS became popular it was difficult to sell so we didn’t order many ABS bikes. Now the demand is stronger.