I didn't nuke it, must have been a moderator... because I named dealer names. I did change the remaining . to ??? after the fact.ctpaddler2000 said:It looks like "2343" nuked his initial post, but I will reply anyway. In Connecticut it is almost unheard to offer test drives on new motorcycles. I would advice "2343" to buy whichever bike he (she?) like better and then just deal with the dealer situation later on.
I have had dealers offer to throw in the first service as a freebie if you buy from them "today only". Doesn't hurt to ask.
The wife as a driver likes the Majesty, as a passenger "no."texascycle said:Dealers can matter if you have alternate bikes to choose from, but if you must have a particular brand/model then sometimes you have to take the risk and just go for it. If I didn't buy from a dealer because I don't trust them, I would never own a brand new motorcycle.
the thing about the Majasty is its is a little too cramperd for the legs. like the looks of the biek and it from what is stated is pretty good for reliaillity.. was wanting to see a morpheus but they did not have one set up so that was a bummer .. i think they are a little longer and just may have better leg room.. ir will go to another brand i guess the 250 may be a littel shy on performance not sure but two up riding i feel requires a bigger motor.. the 650 burgman has better dervice intervals on the valves i think don't it.. but then i guess things are harder to get at on it than the Majesty Happymyhrdly said:That's a tough one!
I have to say I love my Yamaha and it does have a lot of room under the seat. But, my dealer was real friendly and let me look at everything. I didn't ask to test ride it. Coming from buying used Harleys, thats just something you don't do! I know now that alot of new bike dealers let you test ride! I don't take my Yamaha to the dealer for it's services. They wanted a little over $200. to do the 600mile check up!! To much for me!! I do it myself and record and save all reciepts!!
Now for me, I would be totaly turned off by a A#@ hole dealer. In fact I talked to one over the phone and didn't like his attitude and didn't even go to the dealer to look!!
I do have to say I haven't seen any other scooter close up and personal. Only from a distance, so I can't say anything about the others!!
Another thing to try is going back to the Yamaha dealer when the person who helped you is off, or just ask for someone else to help you!!!! If you would like a picture of the trunk in a Maj. let me know and I will go and take a picture of it!!!
Good luck on your decision!
I know insurance is relatively high, but I simply will not buy a bike unless I can test ride it. In fact, I wasn't terribly interested in the Majesty until I took it for a test drive. Not only did I buy it, but I also purchased an additional helmet and top case, so I dropped an extra $400 on parts. And now, I spend all my waking hours on this forum....If you owned a Motorcycle shop, would you offer test drives? I think 90% of us would say no.
Impressive!! It sounds like you have a dealer who has the customer in mind too not just one who wants to sell a bike. I'm flying to Seattle to buy my next scoot. It will give me a good excuse to visit my father too!!calgary2800 said:The dealer that I bought my Majesty has a very fair policy towards test rides. You buy the bike than get 15 mins or 15 miles to ride the bike to see if you like it, if not you get all your money back. That way they are in no way liable if you crash. Very fair. I bought my bike without a test ride.