So, I own a k7 GSXR600, paid for cash, and I went to Pacific Yamaha to check out the new R6. With a serious consideration to possibly trade into the R6 if it is as good as I keep hearing. Obviously being a long time bike owner and rider, I wanted to test ride the R6, just as I did my GSXR, to compare and be sure about buying one. So I speak to some jack there and explained my interest, and after, with dis-interest, he flat out tells me "NO!", you can not test ride the R6 - we do not do test rides on sportbikes! Worse, without much explanation. WTF! Needless to say I was pretty choked and left with a bad taste in my mouth. I will not ever set foot in there again.
My question is, has anyone else had the same experience there? Is this REALLY their policy - no test rides? Even though they just had a BMW demo ride day - of which those bikes are twice the price!
I plan on calling the other Yamaha dealers in town to see if anyone with some sense wants to possibly sell me an R6 if I like it better.
What do you think?