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post #1 of 5 Old 06-18-2009, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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Test Rides.

I've been looking to get a vstrom 650 for some time now. I have got insurance liked up which, in Ontario, is a miracle someone my age (22) it's getting to the point where I don't want to wait any longer in to the summer, dealers all around have the bike I want but NONE of them will let me ride one.

I am in Eastern Ontario (Belleville), where would I be able to try one of these.

I've only used dirtbikes and a a 250 Honda Rebel so this is a pretty big step up, not sure buying one with out trying it is a good idea.

Anyone else have suggestions?
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-18-2009, 12:14 PM
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I've purchased mine from Carsons in Perth. It's quite a drive from you, but
the dealer allowed me to test drive it.

That was back in 06, and may things could've changed now.
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post #3 of 5 Old 06-19-2009, 08:05 PM
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It's rare for dealerships to offer test rides (except BMW, it seems that they're cool with it). Most Craigslist sellers will offer a test ride if you show up with the cash.
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post #4 of 5 Old 06-23-2009, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Just bought a 2009 VStrom 650, saw it all assembled today, insurance doesn't kick in till tomorrow. Never did get a test drive (Although Carsons in Perth did have a 1000 they would let me try, thanks babooka).

Can't wait till tomorrow.
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post #5 of 5 Old 06-23-2009, 10:37 PM
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Welcome aboard

If you haven't already you might want to check out the Canadian section in the regional forums.

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