Some 'unofficial' information we got from Honda people suggested end of January to February 2009, this easily can be extended by a few months. If we look at Kawasaki, I was a the first introduction meeting, then almost one year later they came available.
For Honda the big big distribution center and part center they had planed operation in Malaysia is, what I hear, a bit behind schedule... So will this delay the big bike introduction?? Who knows..