I think #2, as Europe seems to have plenty...Yes, very interesting indeed. Wonder if this means:
1) They don't have the funds to produce;
2) There's too much F4R inventory in the States
3) The 312RR may be a final edition to be released with the new design in 2009
4) The 312RR will push back the new design by another year. 2009 for 312RR and 2010 for the new design.
5) Waiting for the new owners to sign the contract and take over.