|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|01-18-2020 05:46 AM|
|R/L||Dealer does not have one right now. And, it's winter in Michigan!|
|01-17-2020 08:12 PM|
Originally Posted by R/L View Post
One dealer I tried to buy off of in Knoxville would not let u ride until u bought. I did buy a KLR there once because I was replacing a 2009 with a 2014.5 so I didn't need to ride it.
If you take your KLR off road, keep it. The Versys 650 has more power but would suck as a off road bike. If you want to give up riding trail, buy the 1000. Blows the Versys 650 away and after riding a KLR, the first time you peg the V1 throttle you'll wet yourself.
OH! There's no law that says you can't have both
|01-17-2020 07:09 PM|
|pdwestman||Toney & Bill 10 love their Versys 1000 LT's.|
|01-17-2020 05:51 PM|
[QUOTE=klr4evr;697121I'm hoping for a Kawasaki event to try the Versys and maybe a Concours.[/QUOTE]
I'm hoping for a Versys demo too.
A while back, my local dealer got a Concours demo in and let me take it out. Nice bike, but it did not fit me at all from an ergonomic stand point (mostly too big/long a reach for my small stature).
The Versys is going to have to make a huge impression for me to want to get off my fully dialed in KLR!!
|01-17-2020 05:45 PM|
Originally Posted by cfestings View Post
|01-17-2020 09:37 AM|
|cfestings||My experience with Yamaha was similar to teemstah's. I wanted to see how my body fit on an FJR. If memory serves, the route was significant mileage (30ish?) including an interstate spur and the BRP. I got there early and was on the first wave out. Maybe a dozen bikes, including lead and chase, nicely spread out. Unfortunately someone wrecked out on the interstate, about four miles from the start ending the rides for everyone for the day.|
|01-16-2020 02:08 PM|
I've been to a couple, one riding Harley Davidsons and the other Honda. I really enjoyed them. The location I rode from gave us a decent test ride including on the highway. I had never rode a HD before so it was a good chance to ride something I would never buy. On the Honda ride I had a chance to ride the new Goldwing, again a bike I could never afford. Also the Trans Alp which will make you want to burn your KLR.
I'm hoping for a Kawasaki event to try the Versys and maybe a Concours.
|01-15-2020 07:24 PM|
|teemstah||I've been to a lot of test ride events. Basically, show up early to make sure you get a chance to ride the model you want to try out. Most companies have you follow a lead bike on a predetermined route. When you get back you can sign up for a different bike. It's a good way to sample other bikes, although I usually end up liking my own bike better.|
|01-15-2020 07:19 PM|
|Donkey||These events can range significantly. If they have a full demo fleet and there's not a big crowd, attending would be a good chance to whet your appetite.|
|01-15-2020 06:55 PM|
I just found out that my local Kawasaki dealer will be hosting a Kawasaki event next spring. I was told they haul in bikes and allow demo rides to anyone who has a motorcycle endorsement on their drivers license.
Has anyone attended one of these events? What was it like?