Main Motorcycle: 2012 Thunderbird Storm
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Johnstown, OH
It seems to really depend on the dealer. I have one here close to me and they've never offered a test ride. However, the one that is an hour away from me is very eager to let you ride anything. The last time I was there they let me ride the brand new Tiger 800, as I was trying to figure out if I wanted it or a Thunderbird. They knew I wasn't ready to buy at that moment. When I returned from the ride, I was ready to head home, and he asked me if i wanted to ride the Storm again. He said since I was there, might as well ride them back to back. So he rolled a brand new Storm off the showroom and let me take it for a ride as well. I didn't buy anything that day, but I made up my mind then, that if they could come anywhere near the deal I could get elsewhere, I'd buy from them instead, because of the help they gave me. It just sucks that you don't seem to have dealers like this near you, but don't let it sour you on the brand. The HD shop near me won't let you ride any of their bikes...so it's not just a Triumph thing.