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Should dealers impose restrictions on sales of bikes to riders

  • No, if you've got the cash, it's your right to buy/ride what you want

    Votes: 8 57.1%
  • Yes, certain displacements and styles of bikes warrant a required level of experience

    Votes: 5 35.7%
  • Not sure

    Votes: 1 7.1%

Should dealers sell to anybody ?

1444 Views 14 Replies 10 Participants Last post by  bumblebee
OK, so ur joe q teenager or inexperience rider in general. U walk into the dealer, u've got the financing (probably with daddies money anyways) and u want a new Busa or maybe a ZX10. They say, ok, here's the keys, knock urself out, thanks for the sale..and away you go.

This is basically the case with the dealers on our long as you have a valid license, they'll sell to pretty much anybody with the cash.

If they would follow certain guidlines for the bikes they sell, like recommended rider specifications, experience, etc., we'd have alot less squids on the road of course..but there's also a huge greay area as to who can ride what, and who has the experience, and who can prove it either way.

Just curious as to ur thoughts.
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If a newbie is going to buy their own sport bike they will usually buy used, so dealers may not even be involved. If a parent is buying one for a kid, they may have no experience and will go to a dealer. Some parents buy their teenagers Escalantes, so maybe some parents are so rich and naive that they will buy their kids an R1 or busa. If a parent is too lazy or busy to get informed about a motorcycle purchase, then it becomes everyone's problem.

I think that a lot of potential buyers check the internet first and there should be a sticky? thread on buying a first bike. Some other threads such as how to buy used, or users best new and used 250's, 500's or 600's threads could be compiled into a "what and how to buy your first bike" thread.
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