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Geelong Test Ride

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' at netrider.net.au started by hookiens, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. * Mods - I'm not 100% if this is the right place to post so feel free to move it *

    Hi everyone. I'm in the market for a new bike and I was hoping to test ride some. I went to PS (in Geelong) last Monday with 3/4 bikes in mind. I talk to the guy for a while and ask about a test ride. He said they had demo's but none were prepared yet. He informed me the were about to get done and he'd call me mid-week....well still haven't heard back from them (no real surprise there)
    So my question is if anyone has any of the following bikes and lives in Geelong (Vic) may I have a short ride?
    -Triumph Street Triple (normal or R)
    -Any Japanese 4, 600cc, 2006+ (GSXR, CBR, R6, ZX6R)
    -Triumph Daytona 674
    -Yamaha fz1 (07+) or Honda cb1000 (08+)

    I know this is asking a lot but I'm trying to ride a few different bikes before I make my purchase. Please PM me if your interested. Many thanks.

  2. Are you serious? :eek:
    Not sure about others but I can't even imagine someone test rides my bike
  3. ^I know many people wouldn't be happy with the idea but it's worth asking. I'm happy 2 have the person follow me on my bike or hand over my keys, etc. I've been lucky enough 2 have a ride of a BMW R1200r & a KTM Superduke in the last 2 weeks so there are people that don't mind. Anyways, happy riding everyone.
  4. I imagine your best option is to take a trip up to Melbourne, perhaps call some bike shops an pre-arrange a test ride, so you do not waste your time. Bike shops have a reason (and hopefully, insurance) to let you ride their bikes.

    Riding someone else's bike is a big risk for you and them, it is unlikely the bike's insurance will cover you should an accident occur.......people are friendly around here, but expecting a stranger to allow you to ride their bike "just to see what it's like" is asking a bit much 8-[

    Hell, I think twice before letting my (more experienced than I) friends ride my bike :)
  5. True, true. I think I'm up for a trek to Melbourne by the look of it. Oh well i can get some Christmas shopping done while im up there.