Butt Test another…
August 18, 2009 at 9:36 am #3317KumadaParticipant
OK, nothing big, really. But I butt tested a bike the other day that I’d read a lot about elsewhere, but not on here.
So far, my money is still on the V Star 650. But after the classes, we’ll have to have a test drive or two for sure.
But really…the bike I tried out was a Triumph Speedmaster. What a lovely, comfy and inviting bike! And they have a solid reputation too, don;t they?
I can wait to try a few things out after classes.August 18, 2009 at 10:47 pm #21772zeppelinfromledParticipant
Be warned that some (maybe most) dealerships won’t let you test ride unless you’ve had your license for some specified amount of time. To test ride at the place I got my bike, that amount of time was 3 years.August 18, 2009 at 11:17 pm #21774MunchParticipant
in NC…unless it’s a HD…. no test rides, period.August 19, 2009 at 4:27 am #21785RabParticipant
It has the same parallel twin cylinder engine as my last bike, a Triumph Bonneville, except that the pistons fire at 270 degrees for more of a vee-twin cruiser-type sound (the Bonnevilles are 360 degree firing).
Good quality, solid (and fairly heavy) bike with a two year warranty and Triumph dealerships may let you test ride.
I’d say a second bike though, not a first.August 19, 2009 at 7:26 am #21790KumadaParticipant
The test drive rule is disappointing, but considering the risk in riding bikes, it makes perfect sense. Thanks for the heads up, guys!
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