Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Windsor Pennsylvania
The Test Ride
Yesterday I got a call from my son asking if I would ride a motorcycle to another location for him. I asked what kind it was and was told that it was a cruiser. I said that I would come look at it and determine if I wanted the job. It turned out to be a 2013 Suzuki Boulevard C90T BOSS 1500 cc with 3500 miles on it. So I thought, "What the heck, It's a few cc's bigger than my 1300 but, I can do that."
I moved it to the new location without incident and got a free test drive in the process. It was a nice bike but, I wouldn't trade my Yammy for it even if they gave me some cash to sweeten the deal. It just didn't have the smoothness of the 1300 but, that is not what this post is all about. We were chatting about bikes with the dealer at the destination and he made a statement that took me back a step or two. He said that 90% of the motorcycle buyers buy without test driving the bike.
I had him repeat that since it seemed so incredible to me. Would you buy a bike without riding it?
I'm always working very diligently to discover the obvious.