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<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I hate to say it, BUT...maybe in some areas, a dealer can still survive if he/she turns away a sale..and ya can't always talk a new rider into a smaller bike..been there, done that..At least here in so. cali..it's a VERY competitve market..and being that salespeople are all on comission, no sell...no eat..so it's kind of a double edge sword...granted that a salesperson that has any integrity should NOT sell a new rider a 1k, 750..ect..but, they do have to make a living..I'm NOT saying it's right...So what's the answer to this..? I've alway been in favor of tiered lic...that would cure it for sure..but then..what if it limited the # of new riders..? because they would have to start on a smaller bike, would the manufactures oppose the tiered method..? It all comes down to $$$$$ shitty sa it may be...Be nice if someone would step up to the plate, and at least..introduce some legislation that would/could help..Originally posted by Spooner:
Not all dealers act this way, but most do no doubt. My dealer is very strict on who they sell any GSXR to-they may not sell a ton of gixxers, but they do sell a number of Sv's, Katana's, and Bandits because they talk sense into the rider. Then they get repeat business down the road as the new rider acquires the much needed skills to ride a full on sportbike like the GSXR's. If the shop cared about not only money today but also down the road I would think that this selling apporach would seem better, but like many people they are after the instant gratification that expensive sportbikes give, and dont' really care if the rider lives to become a repeat customer.