Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Chippewa Falls, WI
Test ride - reservation required???? Really?
Went to Sport Rider this morning for a 9am oil change appt. Planned to test drive a 2011 Cross Roads. Was told a test drive reservation was required as they had removed all the batteries from the bikes. I went outside, looked the bike over, turned the key to the On position and the lights came on. Decided to hit the starter and listened to the bike run for awhile. Went in and told the "salesman" that the bike had a battery and started just fine. He just said, "Well, I guess someone must have put one in." Not, "Want to take it out for a ride?"
I won't bother with a reservation. I'll take my business to Erv's Sales & Service, Bill's Service Center, or Mies Outland where they send you out on whatever you are interested in. In this case I might even drive 6hrs to Randy's Cycle. They know "If you ride one, you'll own one"
Does your local shop require reservations for test rides?
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