Is it necessary to test-ride a new bike? I've placed an order for a Street Triple R (going to take several months) as I want to secure one so it's available when I get off restrictions in Jan. I'm 99% sure it's the bike I want. Problem is I won't be able to test-ride due to my license when the bike arrives before I get off restrictions so if I don't take it then I will have to have them hold it or if that's not an option, give it up and wait for another shipment. I've sat on the bike and I'm very happy with the position and comfort. Bike isn't too heavy for handling etc and I've read great reviews about its handling, power etc. What more will I get from a test ride?