KTM Demo Day
So KTM jsut did a demo day in my area which I went to. Took the 1290 SuperDuke R out for a spin. That thing is a beast. Gobs of low end power and overall a pretty nice bike. I will admit though, during the ride, I said to myself....I made the right choice. I love my 790 way more than I could get into this! So I think this demo ride was actually not a complete loss!
Now for my gripes.... The set up of the day was fine (location, people, tents). However, the way KTM conducted this whole thing was by far the worst. They brought about 20+ bikes and had you sign up for the ONE you wanted to ride. Once you signed up, they put you in the next available group. I got there about 10 mins before they started, and I got in group 5. Here is where they went wrong. They had a max group number 8 people. Each group was led by one KTM person and swept by one KTM person. The ride was 15-20 mins long. They only had ONE group at a time. So of all the bikes they brought, there were always at least 12+ bikes sitting there. After my ride from 1200-1215, I tried to sign up for a test ride on the SMC, but they were booked solid the rest of the day.
I think if KTM wanted to get as many people through, they would have had you sign up one at a time, but in a slot next to the bike you wanted to ride.....and of course, brought more people to lead and sweep so they could run at least 2 groups at the same time.
Anyone been to one of these before? Hopefully it was better than the one I just did!
Keep the rubber side down!