Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Dealers not allowing test rides is perfectly understandable to me. First, motorcycles aren't like cars where people don't mind a few miles on a brand new one. I wouldn't want to see 60 miles on my new MC because you know some airhead wrung it out during one of those test rides. Plus, the likelihood of an accident on two wheels is far higher then four. Even if both parties have insurance, who is at fault? Yeah, the test rider claims their insurance will cover things, but let's see what happens after the accident. If the Shop has to cover accidents, how many before their premium skyrockets? Dealers allowing test rides of motorcycles just isn't a wise thing. I did see a dealer offering test rides of the new 3 wheeled Can-am Spyder, but it was a manufacturer supplied demo model, not a customer one.