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View Poll Results: Did you get to test ride the 600RR when you bought from the dealer/private party?
Yes 7 4.38%
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private party - Yes 25 15.63%
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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-11-2006, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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Dealer test rides

Did you get to test ride the 600RR when you bought it from the dealer? those who bought from private parties have two options also.

I did not get to test ride my bike so for me it's No.

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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-11-2006, 02:08 PM
 
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they said they couldnt let me
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if i was a dealer. i wouldnt let people test ride bikes either.. so many noobs would walk in and drop it right then and there. people even drop biks by getting on them the wrong side.. ever have a guy old the handle bars while u got on the bike? lol and its like a domino effect in a dealership, drop one bike, all the ones to the side of that go too
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i bought my RR and still havent riden it cause the ground/roads are full of salt and snow.... wont get to ride her til early april :(
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I bought from an individual. I would never buy a used anything without test riding first.
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I didn't test drive, but then again I'm smart enough to know bikes don't really get offered for it either. I was told once you kind of get a test drive after you do all the paperwork, etc, you have 10 miles to ride it and decide if you want to keep it or bring it back. I've never been told this by a dealer, just told by someone I knew in the past.
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Every once in a while the dealership will have a demo bike, and if they know you they will let you take it out...usually with a salesman riding also. They didn't have one when I bought my bike so I just bought it. I had ridden an '02 F4i and figured they weren't to far off.

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no test ride for me.
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my guy actually laughed when i asked him for a test ride. i said, "that means no, huh?"
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I bought "Lolita" from an individual. He did allow the test ride...and it was raining!

As I am sure most of you know, dealers don't allow a test ride due to their Insurance Policies...(and jerks who, in the past, may have gone for a test ride and never come back)...If you were injured they would be liable.

If you want to demo, may I suggest Bike Week, or Biketober Fest? Dealers generally have a demo area set up in front of the Daytona International Speedway. Probably not feasable for most of you tho...
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didn't have to test ride her...fell in love at first site...heh




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I knew what I was getting myself into..so I didn't care to ask for a test ride..I wanted the best for my money and I got the best for my money!

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guy i bought mine from fired it up, i listened to it a little, checked her out, had all my gear in the car and asked him if I could run it up and down the street a couple of times... I expected an no, but he asked if I'd ever ridden a bike before which was a yes... duh... and let me ride er up and down the street. only reason I bought it... ahha...

but if I was a dealer i wouldn't let idiots ride mine either... never know what you're getting...

edit... on the other hand when i bought mine I had my twin brother there... as well, collateral.. so ya know I wasn't going to take off on it or anything.

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before i even asked to take it for a test ride...i was just checking it over visually first, the private seller (member on .net) insisted i take it for a test ride before i considered buying it. great guy he was
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I have only seen one dealer that I have found that will allow test rides. Its a Harley shop in Winchester VA.

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The dealer I bought mine from did not offer, and I did not ask. The next bike I buy I may ask for a test ride. Do you think it makes any difference if you ride up on a new good looking bike that you are going to trade in?
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My dealer had it all ready to test drive, I did not even ask, they ask me...

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I let my buddy buy an RR before me so I got to test ride his bike
I completely understand dealers not allowing individuals to test ride bikes but I do wish they had a process that would allow serious buyers to. I know it would be more work for them but maybe some paperwork/credit/bank account check for people who were really serious. Personally I've never purchased a motorcycle that I haven't been able to ride first (generally because I've always known someone else that had the same model). Just too much money for me to spend on something I can't try out beforehand.

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I did not but I could have if I wanted to. I know all the guys pretty well. I don't think they would allow just anyone.
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I drove to the dealership in my car, told them I was interested in the 600RR. I asked if I could take it for a test ride and they said sure, as long as I had a license which I do. Got my helmet, jacket and gloves from the car while they filled in the insurance paperwork and made a copy of my license. They only thing they said to me was please could I be back in 45 minutes!

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I just went to the dealer, looked at it, sat on it and gave them some info. the next day they called me up and I went down and signed the papers and drove off.
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The dealer let me test ride the '03 RR before buying it. I'm kind of tall and was worried about the riding position before I bought it. They prepped the bike with battery, oil etc.. and let me take it out for a spin. They knew I was about 95% sure I was going to buy it though. I hope they get that Yamaha R1 LE in soon, maybe I can swindle them into letting me take it out for a spin, I doubt it though.
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I was pretty much just curious because none of the Jap dealers around here will let you test ride the bikes but ABC Harley Davidson in Brighton, MI let me and a buddy take out two brand new Buell Firebolts from the showroom floor out for rides. one was a yellow XB9R and the other was a red/gold XB12R. I actually liked the Buell Firebolt so much that it was the bike I was gonna get until I seen the 05' RR came in the Tribal, that is the one reason that made me switch my thought process. It would have been the all black/gold XB12R.


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i bought mine in Nov 2002. They weren't released until April 2003

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Dealerships should let you test drive any bike you plan on puchasing..... You do need a motorcycle license and must fill out a waiver so that if something happens ..."you bought it!"

Next time you go in to buy a bike and they tell you that you cant test drive it first, tell them thats ok I'll just have to go somewhere else and purchase it!

Do you guys just go into a car ealer and buy a car without test riding it????

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When I sold my first two bikes I had no problem letting the person buying it test drive it before I let them buy. Two rules though:

1. I have their check in my hand, and so much as one scratch and if so they bought it when they get back.
2. When they ride it they have to do it where I can see them riding it.
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They wont let me test ride bikes because I insist on doing the test ride completely naked.

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yea when i bought from a private owner, i was allowed a test ride also, was told i had to, and he followed behind me also.

but i agree with dave (crotch rocket, only remmber ur name cuz its mine too :icon_lol: ) i would allow test rides if i had the money and could see them
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no test ride here either.






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i bought my RR from a buddy...so i've had quite a bit of time on it prior to even considering buying it. worked out great though...it's like buying a car you already know in and out.
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