wud you buy a demo bike

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wud you buy a demo bike

Post by dogman » Wed May 11, 2011 9:23 am

Tiger 800xc demo bike with 3200kms in Triumph Cork (Ireland) for sale. Anybody buy exdemo's before. Especially a new model. Wud it be trouble if the first 1000kms ( more than likely put on with no respect).:whistle:

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Re: wud you buy a demo bike

Post by Zookman » Wed May 11, 2011 10:48 am

I bought my V Strom as an ex demo, 9 months old and 1500 miles. It looked like new. Its been faultless in the 15 months i had it.
With rev limiters nowadays, bikes cant be thrashed like they used to.
It may not have been run in exactly to Triumph specs... but many people believe in going well over the recommended revs in run in. In fact there's a growing school of thought that believes bikes are better run in that way.
I'd have no hesitation in buying a demo again because you usually get em at a bargain price.

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Re: wud you buy a demo bike

Post by carlobar999 » Wed May 11, 2011 11:23 am

Same opinion, my last 3 bikes have all been ex-demo, with BMWs they tend to be spec'd up with ABS & other items.

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Re: wud you buy a demo bike

Post by herman » Wed May 11, 2011 11:37 am

A demo bike one would hope had been looked after by the dealer. Don't know if I would buy a press bike tho.
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Re: wud you buy a demo bike

Post by Nigel » Wed May 11, 2011 11:43 am

Bought an ex demo F800GS last year it was immaculate, had extras and about £700 off list.
The salesman told me that he did the first few hundred miles to run it in. Saved on having the first service done and as it was 3 months old I still had 21 months warranty.

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Re: wud you buy a demo bike

Post by cozmo1589 » Wed May 11, 2011 2:54 pm

I used to be in the motor industry, i often witnessed people ragging the nuts out of new machines many were the actual sales people and the mechanics too taking this n that home for evenings/weekends.
An ex demo should be okay so long as you have a bullet proof warranty included in the sale.
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Re: wud you buy a demo bike

Post by Mark1961 » Wed May 11, 2011 3:56 pm

herman wrote:A demo bike one would hope had been looked after by the dealer. Don't know if I would buy a press bike tho.
I just bought a press pack Tiger 800xc 2500 miles on the clock. Admittedly I've only had it a few weeks but so far so good.

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It's as smooth as silk on the road and a bloody nymphomaniac off road. Great Bike.

Yes I was dubious at first before buying it. The bottom line is you pay your money and take your chances.

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Re: wud you buy a demo bike

Post by africajim » Wed May 11, 2011 4:25 pm

I didn't, I bought a new one as I wanted to toast the nuts off it myself! That way I know who ragged it and what was actually done!
Joking aside, yes, I'd have no problem buying a demo. There's a growing consensus that higher revs at run in seals the bores better and hence burns less oil and gives better compression which in turn gives more power. I've often heard cars and bikes not run in at all being quicker than ones looked after so it's personal choice really.
I would probably have bought an ex demo if they'd been available but I ordered a new one as I wanted it ASAP!
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Re: wud you buy a demo bike

Post by herman » Wed May 11, 2011 5:44 pm

Mark1961 wrote:
herman wrote:A demo bike one would hope had been looked after by the dealer. Don't know if I would buy a press bike tho.
I just bought a press pack Tiger 800xc 2500 miles on the clock. Admittedly I've only had it a few weeks but so far so good.

My 800xc.jpg

It's as smooth as silk on the road and a bloody nymphomaniac off road. Great Bike.

Yes I was dubious at first before buying it. The bottom line is you pay your money and take your chances.

Go on, you know you want too.......... :whistle:
Ooops,my foot in mouth as usual. Just that I almost bought a Husky a couple of years ago,until I heard what it had been thru in the press's hands.
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Re: wud you buy a demo bike

Post by Mark1961 » Wed May 11, 2011 5:53 pm

herman wrote: Ooops,my foot in mouth as usual. Just that I almost bought a Husky a couple of years ago,until I heard what it had been thru in the press's hands.
No problem mate, we're all entitled to our own opinions. It's viewing those opinions that guide us to our final decisions. :)

But I do know what the press pack put them through. I've taken the chance (fingers crossed):ohmy:
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