If I were in the area and still had a running bike, I'd let you try mine out in a second. An alternative is to find some for sale, take the amount asked for in cash and a witness and agree that if you lay it down he gets the money and you keep the ride. Basically, you want a test ride and are willing to put up the money as a safety net.
Forget dealers, they'll very very rarely let you test ride one and then its only the pre-owned ones. YMMV.
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