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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-30-2005, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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TEST RIDE a 600cc at the dealer?

hey guys, I just took and passed my Motorcycle Liscence Test at the dps!! I made a 93%
HELLLLLL YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!
I took the 2 day safety course before hand...
DAMN IT FEELS GOOD!

I'm gonna pick up some leathers on the way home at the dealer and i was wondering if it would be wise to see if they had a 600cc for a demo/etst ride or something...but I am going to start with a 500cc for sure for sure...or even then could something horrible happen? I've never been on a Sport Bike Before..only cruisers and that weird ass 1975 RD-350 that back in the DAY was fast as hell...

what do you guys think????
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-30-2005, 01:30 PM
 
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To you the sportbike will feel like a bike that is more like a bomb for power that will come on with pure surprise, along with only 1/4 twist to full open throttle & remember the sportbikes were designed for experienced riders & replicas of their road racers SO there is no forgivness in the handeling action. along with front brakes that even two fingers that will send you over the bars if to much pressure.

You might end up paying & having to buy the damaged sportbike as you lay in the hospital.

Aim for that 500cc & learn to ride it.
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To you the sportbike will feel like a bike that is more like a bomb for power that will come on with pure surprise, along with only 1/4 twist to full open throttle & remember the sportbikes were designed for experienced riders & replicas of their road racers SO there is no forgivness in the handeling action. along with front brakes that even two fingers that will send you over the bars if to much pressure.

You might end up paying & having to buy the damaged sportbike as you lay in the hospital.

Aim for that 500cc & learn to ride it.
Yeah, I bet youíre right...I got to thinking, I guess I was just to excited after getting my license.....500 it is...Iíll see if he has one to Test Ride...

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-30-2005, 02:19 PM
 
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They let you test ride bikes in Texas?
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They let you test ride bikes in Texas?
I second that question Go to a dealer in NJ and you get yelled at if your zipper hits the tank. Only place I know of that'll et you test drive a bike is BWM.
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I second that question Go to a dealer in NJ and you get yelled at if your zipper hits the tank. Only place I know of that'll et you test drive a bike is BWM.
Yea. I was stunned when the guy told me to go sit on a bike when I was buying pants. I was like Pompton Honda/Suzuki is great if you're buying gear, I don't know about the salesmen or their service dept. though.
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I second that question Go to a dealer in NJ and you get yelled at if your zipper hits the tank. Only place I know of that'll et you test drive a bike is BWM.

I think so?!?!?!?! damn....I Hope so???
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Only one dealer I found in California let you test ride bikes. International Motorcycle Exchange I think was the name, in Fremont. All they let people test ride were used bikes though, no joyriding the new ones. I got to ride a Daytona 955i, 2001 I think. Nice bike.

I haven't found anyone in Indiana willing to let you test ride (save for Harley dealers).

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I found one dealership here in the twin cities. Its called moto primo. I rode a ducati monster 620 and the daytona 955i. both were great bikes. As far as I know that is the only place that will let you ride before you buy.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-08-2005, 11:25 AM
 
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Your best bet to get a test ride is to go to a used motorcycle shop. Test ride a late model bike there, so you might ride last year's model, so what.
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