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    Clay
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    Show of hands

    How many would take advantage of a demo ride if a sidecar/trike manufacturer attended, as a vendor, at a MOA rally?

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    angysdad
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    I will not be attending this year, but if a Ural dealer showed at a futur event, I would be in line for a try!
    Careful though, if too many people find out how fun sidecars are, we may become mainstream!!!

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    Demo rides might sound like a good idea, but if you're not three-wheeler experienced, it's not likely you'll learn much. First, hopping on an outfit for a "test" ride will feel so different from your two-wheeler that you can quickly lose control. Second, even if you're sidecar proficient, it may take a few thousand miles to figure out if you like the handling.

    A demo ride on a Hyabusa or V-Max might seem like a good idea to a novice who has never ridden anything bigger than the 250cc course bike, but you can understand why a salesman would be reluctant to make that happen.

    Sidecar rigs are that different from bikes.

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    True Dave..but the Can Am 'Spyder' demo can take just about a rank beginner out on the road depending on the definition of a motorcycle within that State;ie California.. with only a car driver's license..with little training because of it's inherited stability and less complicated controls..or at least I found it much simpler than my URAL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clay View Post
    How many would take advantage of a demo ride if a sidecar/trike manufacturer attended, as a vendor, at a MOA rally?
    I am not sure if I read the question right...it is not an issue of a sidecar manufacturer attending the MOA rally as a vendor - Hannigan has done every year I have been to one - they have to OFFER demo rides

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    Quote Originally Posted by ima4nr View Post
    I am not sure if I read the question right...it is not an issue of a sidecar manufacturer attending the MOA rally as a vendor - Hannigan has done every year I have been to one - they have to OFFER demo rides
    As I've been informed there are no other sidecar/3-wheeled manufactures been given the 'OK' by the MOA BOD to allow demo rides at the MOA rally..hopefully that will change in the future..

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    We once had Triumph come to our regional rally to show off the Tiger. BMW Canada was NOT impressed.

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    Rode a Spyder for the last 2 years at Daytona Bike Week. They set up at the race track, get there early and sign up for a demo ride. Helmet, Gloves, long pants, boots, or ATTGAT required. Fun ride. Ride Safe

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