Originally Posted by GJPinAU
Okay, I did it!
I booked a test ride via the BMW Motorrad site last week and was quite surprised that get a call from Procycles to let me know they have their test ride bikes available in the next couple of weeks (if this damn weather lets up!).
What is the correct protocol for this?
How long am I allowed to take it out for? How far can I take it? Can I take SWMBO?
What if I like it?
(This is what scares me the most)
Hi Greg,..."Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm danger, danger Will Robinson"....
"What if I like it"..pffffffttttt.... the old "stating the flaming obvious" trick....course you gonna like it.....danger danger!!!!!!!
Procycles will probably need you to sign a "pay the first $3000 excess" before letting you fang up the old road....... JIC you bring it back in pieces...
I bought Beryl from Procycles, only took one ride to get to that decision....the time frame between the first ride from the dealer and then THE ride from the dealer is the fog enshrouded area when one discusses handing over large amounts of $$A
I managed to get a ride on an LT from the St Peter's shop, along with a neighbour friend who was riding a K1100LT...we toodled down south about 230kms round trip. The neighbour eventually ended up buying a Champagne LT as he rode it part way back.
SWMBO will need to come along on your ride, as you may have to get both signatures on the cheque.....saves time....
Don't forget to push the bargaining angle as well...after all how many K1600's are they gonna be zipping out the door?
Hmmmmmmmmm test ride....Hmmmmmmmmmmm...."danger danger".....doh!