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Has anyone been able to get a test ride on a 2015 yet? I can't even find one within a 2 hour drive of me, so I'm considering even traveling out of state to ride one. I WILL NOT, ever, buy another bike without a thorough test ride.
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Has anyone been able to get a test ride on a 2015 yet? I can't even find one within a 2 hour drive of me, so I'm considering even traveling out of state to ride one. I WILL NOT, ever, buy another bike without a thorough test ride.
You probably won't be buying many bikes. Big bike rallies like Sturgis, Laconia, Daytona have test rides. Harley offers rides.
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You probably won't be buying many bikes. Big bike rallies like Sturgis, Laconia, Daytona have test rides. Harley offers rides.
Since 1986, I never buy a bike without a test ride, and I have bought a few.

If I can't ride a new one, I wait for a used one to pop up. There is no vehicle made in this world I want bad enough to pay retail, or buy before I try.

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When I bought my V1000, about a month ago. I also test rode a 2015 V650.

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I've had two test rides on the 1000 and made my decision to buy. The dealer only had a black one in stock. He got my Orange/Black bike in this past Thursday from another dealer. I will pick it up one day this week.
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Has anyone been able to get a test ride on a 2015 yet? I can't even find one within a 2 hour drive of me, so I'm considering even traveling out of state to ride one. I WILL NOT, ever, buy another bike without a thorough test ride.
Ron Ayers Motorsports in Greenville NC has them
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I've had two test rides on the 1000 and made my decision to buy. The dealer only had a black one in stock. He got my Orange/Black bike in this past Thursday from another dealer. I will pick it up one day this week.
Outstanding! They're not far down the road from me - I live in Wilson, NC.
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I test rode a 2007 Versys (Alberta, Canada) back in '07, as well as BMW's 1200GS, F800GS, F650GS, and the V-strom, and thought the V was the best of the lot...!

I then ordered an '08 Versys for delivery in Sept '08 in AZ, for when I got into my new winter home. Liked it SO-O-O much that, while looking for a used one for Canada to replace my '04 KLR, I bought a 'left-over' '09 in Nov '10, imported into Canada in Apr '11 and rode it about 63,xxx kms till it got written-off in July, when I bought a '15 650LT (the GREEN HORNET TOO).

NO test ride on the '15 (tho' test-rides WERE available), altho' I DID get test-rides at the same dealership on several KTMs - an 1190 Adventure and 650 Duke I believe.

At this point I'm coming up on 100,000 miles amongst the three Vs....


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