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proper etiquette

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ok so im going to try to keep this one shorter than the last lol. When looking for a new sport bike, what is proper etiquette when looking I did a prelim look at some sport bikes at the kawasaki dealer and when I sat on the zx-10 the salesman popped out from behind his desk like he was on fire. He ran up to me and yelled at me to "watch my belt buckle!" funny thing was I wasnt wearing a belt. So I quickly got off the bike and when I asked about rideing the ninja he gave me a brochure and not so subtly showed me the door. Did I violate some unwritten rule about not test driving bikes before buying? I feel like before I spend 9k + On a new bike and gear I want to ride it ya know?
I don't know fill me in before I go to the Yamaha dealer. But the kawi dealership expierience was enough for me to decide not to get a ninja.
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I can't imagine how I dealer can sell bikes if a customer cannot get on a bike on the salesfloor and try it for size and comfort.
When I was looking, I was just polite and just first asked a salesguy if I could sit on a certain bike. Sometimes there are models that are sold or demo/look only, but they'll usually have a sign on them saying so. But I just want to make sure.

The most important thing is don't decide on not getting the bike you want because of a certain salesperson or dealer. It's not Kawasaki's fault on the stupid reaction of the salesperson. Don't blame the entire company. Just go to another Kawasaki dealer or another salesperson who are more polite and will work with you if you want a Ninja.

I understand where a dealer will not let you test ride, especially without a license, but many dealers want to make a sale and will sell even if you don't have a license and just offer to deliver it to your home.
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