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Hello, this is for a school project. If you could test a stock 2010 ktm, Yam, Suz, Hon, and Kaw 450 at a local track to compare the bikes before you went out and spent 8 grand on a bike that u would have never ridden. So that is 5 bikes for lets say 30 minutes each back to back, for a total of 2.5 hours of riding? How much are you willing to pay for a set price for everything except of course the $20 entry fee to the track? thanks:ride:

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You wouldnt have any support from the manufacturers as they have direct competition alongside each other with too many variables affecting results. You also wouldnt have support from dealerships either, as they don't want punters coming out to thrash their bikes without assurity that a sale would be made at the end of the test. Also, with the lack of loyalty dealerships receive these days, there is even no incentive for the dealers to organise new model release test days as people are willing to drive 300 miles to save $50 so that they can brag to their mates they got the cheapest bike in the world. In short - This aint going to happen !!!!!!

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I use to work at a dealership and this was asked all the time, mainly by newbie's. "Can I take it out and race it and if I dont like it bring it back"......Well No! Now when I was riding a dealer support ride, I did let other riders race my bike if they rode in a differant class than I, but that was my way to get personal with new rider. You also ask what would I pay to ride these new bikes? Not a dime. I would not test ride a new bike at a race, it would be on my own time so I could take my time and pick it over. One thing folks don't know is that dealers do not own all those bikes. If they let one go out for a test ride, its not new anymore, its a demo and a demo must be paid off by the dealer before it can be used as a demo bike.

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Ok thx for the input but I will try to make it a little bit more clear.

I would buy from lets say mission motorsports 5 2010 450's, one of each brands. Right there buying in bulk will save money. Then I would go to a local track on a practice day or meet up somewhere in the desert. The charge I was thinking that would be fair is around $250 to ride each bike back to back for 30 mini each. I would think many would be willing to pay this cause I know the hardest part about buying a bike is picking the right one cause spending around 8 grand on a bike that u are uncomfortable on sux pretty bad.

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That a good deal just to ride for over 2hrs with no maintenance or gas or anything... More like 10m-15m each is a more realistic time....

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well if you could get each bike for $7000 out the door and at $250 a ride you will need 140 customers just to pay for the bikes, then gas, maintance, time, and to make a profit you would need more like 200 customers.

but if you sold each bike at the end of the season for $4000 thats $20,000. SO to make up for the 15k loss you will need only 60 riders, but if you could do the original 140 customers you could turn a nice profit, buuuut at 30 minute rides on each bike and 140 customers your looking at 70 hours on each bike, rebuild will need to be done!!!!!!!!!

If you lived in a huge city that has tons of riding and you advertised the hell out of yourself you might make an ok profit, but this would be a full time job and idn about but i cant live off 10,000 a year

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:banana: Yes I was thinking about just keeping them for 1 year then sell and buy the next model. I thought that is would be easier to just do weekend only but of course u still need to work on the bikes in the week. The biggest problems w/ this business is insurance and getting the tracks to allow u to run at there facilitly. That will probably be a couple of grand!:lol:

And once u get it running well, u buy the 250's and more of each.:banana:

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Its a cool idea, but doing it as a weekend thing you will not make a profit. Your over head is waaaaaay to high for so little amount of customers/market and how time consuming it would be.

I like the idea but unless you get the bikes for uber cheap boarderline free I cant ever see this being worth while.

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