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Old 05-23-2012, 09:36 AM   #31
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How come you lot in the US find it so hard to get a test ride?

Im going to test a MultiStrada this weekend but see myself getting a KTM SMT instead.. As lovely as the Multistrada is, its very expensive and i dont think id want to take it offroad !!!
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:49 AM   #32
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How come you lot in the US find it so hard to get a test ride?

Im going to test a MultiStrada this weekend but see myself getting a KTM SMT instead.. As lovely as the Multistrada is, its very expensive and i dont think id want to take it offroad !!!
Because we have become a litigious society that would sue over the dealer not having
the mirrors adjusted right causing emotional distress.
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:01 PM   #33
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Because we have become a litigious society that would sue over the dealer not having
the mirrors adjusted right causing emotional distress.
Can't you start a class action against dealers not allowing test rides and thereby inducing purchase stress?
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:07 PM   #34
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Most are going to chime in with exultation about the bike they currently own. I'll try and avoid that, but at the same time I've got to tell you the Tenere is a nice bike in the twisties, on the dirt, and on the slab... Best all-around bike I've ever owned. ..................................
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:29 PM   #35
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Because we have become a litigious society that would sue over the dealer not having
the mirrors adjusted right causing emotional distress.
I feel for you !
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:35 PM   #36
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I've ridden the Triumph, the ducati, the BMW that you didn't ride, and the new Strom. I'm a street rider so that's where my bias is.

I liked the Ducati the best, but I would buy the new strom if I was buying. Half the price, half the headaches, 90% of the fun. The european reviews on the new strom have been glowing, it's no longer just the cheap option like mine :)
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:10 PM   #37
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Can't you start a class action against dealers not allowing test rides and thereby inducing purchase stress?
My point exactly. Don't tell me the Aussie's have discovered attorneys. We're all doomed.
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:25 PM   #38
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I've ridden the Triumph, the ducati, the BMW that you didn't ride, and the new Strom. I'm a street rider so that's where my bias is.

I liked the Ducati the best, but I would buy the new strom if I was buying. Half the price, half the headaches, 90% of the fun. The european reviews on the new strom have been glowing, it's no longer just the cheap option like mine :)
I have ridden the BMW and now the Ducati. I have nothing against the BMW, I love that bike. The Duc would be a great street bike but like I said before too many gadgets for meand too street oriented. I looked at the Strom, but not seriously. Just a passing glance however, I did see the price ! I dont mind spening up to 18K for a new bike so the price isnt a big issue. Still looking for a Ymaha and Triumph dealer to do test rides....WTF california!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe I will just go to Nevada to get a test ride !!
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:57 PM   #39
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800 gs?

might be late to chip in here - but did you ride the 800GS? the 1200GS was way too big for me as I do some commuting and splitting lanes on this pig would be insane - I also rode the KTM990 ADV and it was what I was originally going to get but I do about 30% dirt ridding and didn't want to be one of those hummer drivers that doesn't really get their cars dirty.

Did not look at the jap bikes because NONE of the dealers in the bay area would let me ride one and the other one I looked at was the triumph which was nice but I already have a British bike (73 Norton Commando) which I love and will never sell but does my head in sometimes. The Ducati is like a really nice horse.. you want to pat it, feed it apples, listen to it but never get it dirty.

My 2 cents - ohh and yes, its true all GS riders have white wine in their hydration packs and carry cheese and crackers in their tire repair kits. Not a totaly bad thing
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:25 PM   #40
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I have ridden the BMW and now the Ducati. I have nothing against the BMW, I love that bike. The Duc would be a great street bike but like I said before too many gadgets for meand too street oriented. I looked at the Strom, but not seriously. Just a passing glance however, I did see the price ! I dont mind spening up to 18K for a new bike so the price isnt a big issue. Still looking for a Ymaha and Triumph dealer to do test rides....WTF california!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe I will just go to Nevada to get a test ride !!
Yamaha's Demo Website:

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/de...otorcycles|||y

I was in Newport Beach last weekend, when I passed Malcom Smith's the Yamaha semi was there with demo bikes...I'll admit that I ordered my ST before I had seen it in person or rode it, but based on everything I read here (especially from Wasp) and my previous experience with Yamaha, I have no regrets whatsoever.

If you have time, Yamaha usually runs demos at the Cycle World show...of course, that's in early December...
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:43 PM   #41
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I almost always buy based on what bike will need the least amount of work to make it what i want it to be, since none of the manufacturers will build my bike at my price lol.

But I'm the type that can look at anything and find 100 things I would do differently or better, for instance being able to adjust my shock without having to remove it from my xr650l haha.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:06 PM   #42
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other one I looked at was the triumph which was nice but I already have a British bike (73 Norton Commando) which I love and will never sell but does my head in sometimes.
You know Triumph's have come a long way since your '73 Norton was made! They are purty darn reliable these days...
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:20 PM   #43
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Have any of you S10 guys had the vibration problem Roger J was complaining about?
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:20 AM   #44
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Two bikes would be in my sights:
2012 Moto Guzzi Stelvio
2012 Yamaha Super Ténéré

Guzzi would be my first choice because it's nearly everything my Buell Ulysses is and is still in production.
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:00 AM   #45
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Two bikes would be in my sights:
2012 Moto Guzzi Stelvio
2012 Yamaha Super Ténéré

Guzzi would be my first choice because it's nearly everything my Buell Ulysses is and is still in production.
must admit , more and more im liking the Stelvio , ive never owned a Guzzi and they seem tio have that certain something about them
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