In this low production/inventory and high demand economy.... From what I've seen happening around me in a general sense... I see units for various other makes and models for dealer allocation already having deposits on them.Do you think dealers still have their allocation?
Have you reached out to your dealer to see where your reservation stands?I did leave a $500 deposit before the second video came out with the premier date of 5/18/21. So if the dealer gets one i should be like the first in line. But I am not 100% sure whether i will buy it.
No i havent.Have you reached out to your dealer to see where your reservation stands?
That's fair. I wonder how easy it'll be to test ride the bike when it reaches dealers.No i havent.
i am not excited about it tbh.
R3 is begging me to keep it longer.
but a little more power and bigger 180mm rear tire would be nice. But i dont really want to spend $9000 + fees + tax = $11000.
It seems like the dealers selling Japanese brand bikes in the USA aren’t very willing to let people test ride new bikes. My local Ducati / Aprilia / Triumph / KTM dealer asks if I brought my helmet when I come through the door….I wonder how easy it'll be to test ride the bike when it reaches dealers.
Yes, I could see that. Looks like you’d have to have to get into the paddock first before you could sign up for a ride.Those demo rides at scheduled events require you to jump thru hoops and pay the admission price if you want to ride.
Did they feel more refined? Did the 700 feel underpowered? What are the reasons?Yes, I could see that. Looks like you’d have to have to get into the paddock first before you could sign up for a ride.
I enjoy doing the manufacturer demos that they set up at the dealerships. Just show up with a license and your gear and fill out a little sheet asking what the last new bike you bought was, and which bikes you would prefer to ride.
Last time I did one (last summer) I ended up riding six bikes. Not too many riders showed up, maybe because of the pandemic. My favorites ended up being the XSR900 and the MT-09, which surprised me. I had expected to like the 700 twin better.
Yes, the triple is a little smoother, and has an incredible sound, almost like a turbine when it spins up. I’ve always liked the wail of an inline four, and it sounds similar, but somehow even better.Did they feel more refined? Did the 700 feel underpowered? What are the reasons?
That’s cool. I’m the exact opposite for attitude for the R7. I didn’t want anything except maybe ABS that I could figure a way to disable or make it switchable later.Throttle by wire allows riding modes and traction control which i want to have.