Bad Shopping Experence.

Motorcycle.com Staff
by Motorcycle.com Staff
My wife and I decided that we could afford a new motorcycle. My old CB 750 is being restored slowly... I went to a dealer that I hear avertising all the time that carries Yamaha, Honda, Kawaski, Suzuki, and Triumph. I drove over an hour and it was a huge disappointment.

I told him that I was interested in the new Ninja 650. I haven't ridden in a while so I thought it would be a good compromise. The other bike I was interested in was the EX500. It went something like this.

Salesman "We don't have them how about a Ninja 250? " Don't you think that might be a little small? I want to take my wife with me for a ride now and then and I am over 6'1' and 230lbs.

Salesman "Yea it would. We got the Ninja 636." Isn't that a bit much for a starter bike?

Salesman "They are all crotch rockets. I don't like crotch rockets. I like choppers."

I tired to get information on the SV and even a Triumph Thunderbird.. It was like pulling teeth. I haven't ridden in years and do not consider myself an expert but is it too much to expect some help in choosing a bike from the shop? Isn't it a bit nuts that when someone says they want a good starter bike to steer them to a Ninja 636?

Over all they sucked. The guy was nice enough but it was obvious that he had NO training in sales or the products.





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