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Test riding/buying a bigger cc bike on restrictions

Discussion in 'New Riders and Riding Tips' at netrider.net.au started by undii, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. I am planning to buy a > 250cc bike shortly before my restrictions are over. Just wondering what dealers stance normally is for people on restricted licence to test ride and/or buy a bike like this?


     
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  2. My guess is they'll be happy to sell it to you, but won't be at all keen to give you a test ride.
     
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  3. I have heard of dealers still providing test rides, etc, but making restricted riders sign what amounts to a waiver stating that you are still restricted and stuff. I even spoke to a guy on an L's course a couple of weeks ago who had managed to buy a GSX-R 750 without a bike licence :shock:
    He said they did make him sign such a form, and even managed to get the thing insured.
    With all that in mind, though, some dealerships may have a different view. Check beforehand.
     
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  4. With the waivers they use, the bike shops aren't worried if the bike is ridden by an unlicenced rider. It crashes, it's sold (or in the case of a young learner mate of my son's - they collect bulk dollars to cover the minor repairs.)

    I'd like to see him claim on his insurance if he crashes it without holding an appropriate licence.
     
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  5. i test rode a Z250 on my Ls and a YZF600R on my restrictions. it'll depend on the dealer, but if you just go in expecting to get a ride, i dont think they'll question you :wink:

    they know they wont get a sale if you dont get a ride....
     
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