Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Auburn, WA 98401
The best way I found to test ride bikes, and test ride a bunch, is to sign up for it thru the manufacturer when they are at motorcycle events.
That may mean contacting Suzuki yourself and asking someone in the sales department when they will be allowing test rides at an event near you (or elsewhere).
I have been able to test ride bikes. Granted, I am older than 19. Sometimes it was year old slightly used units but riding them gave me the information I needed to buy a new one.
I have not seen Suzuki do this, but I got to ride Hondas and Kawasakis at Biketoberfest last fall. I know that Kawasaki does test rides at some AMA races. Not sure about Suzuki.
Yes, being 19 is a severe handicap.
I plan to test ride any bike I buy, from this point forward. Even if I have to go to Montana to do it. But I can tell you, if I have to go to Billings to test ride a bike, guess who gets my business? It isn't going to be the dealer that refused the test ride.
"...If you can meet with triumph and disaster, and treat those two imposters the same....you'll be a Man, my Son!"
- Rudyard Kipling