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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 ?

1443 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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thats my thoughts as well. dealers have a degree of accountability, IMO..but a tiered licesing program is ideal if u ask me.
ur right..the dealer is out to make a buck, no doubt, and cant be a police force so to speak.....but in the interest of responsible riding and safety of the rider and the sport in general. dont u think they should atleast do their part, or something if u will, to help the rider get what bike fits their skill level best. ?

and also, if they do sell a new gixxer1000 to a newbie, it becomes my problem then, because they are menace on the me and cagers.
I suppose Im just alittle old school in thinking that if everybody did their part, we'd have safer roadways...and thats true i guess..but they say, u can lead a horse to water but u cant make them drink.

its a fine line of being too much of a police force in this area and trying to make people understand what they should or shouldnt do.
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