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4/2/2018 6:44 PM

Theoretical question for the Vital crowd. How much would you pay for a day of riding with your buddies to be able to test all the new 450s...or 250s??

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4/2/2018 6:45 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/2/2018 7:11 PM

Only bike I want to test ride is the Alta MXR

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4/2/2018 6:49 PM

So that could be there too? I just think it would be awesome to take a few buddies and spend a day or the weekend testing whatever new MX bikes you wanted. How much would that be worth? whether you are buying a new bike or not this year. Even if you only buy a bike every 4 years, if you could test them all every year wouldnt it be worth a bit.

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4/2/2018 6:56 PM

What I really want to throw a leg over is a TM. Of course I would want to test ride either the 125 or 250 smoker. As far as the Jap/Austrian bikes go....I would probably pay a solid 300 for a full day of test riding. Only if it was test riding on a killer track though.

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4/2/2018 7:02 PM

Squidward wrote:

What I really want to throw a leg over is a TM. Of course I would want to test ride either the 125 or 250 smoker. As far as the Jap/Austrian bikes go....I would probably pay a solid 300 for a full day of test riding. Only if it was test riding on a killer track though.

I’m right there too. I’d pay $250 for 5 hours on a track with the 6 new 450’s

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4/2/2018 7:07 PM

zehn wrote:

Only bike I want to test ride is the Alta MXR

This..

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4/2/2018 7:09 PM

I’d probably spend $150-$200 for the day

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4/2/2018 7:10 PM

zehn wrote:

Only bike I want to test ride is the Alta MXR

Brad460 wrote:

This..

So how much would you pay to test ride an alta against a 250 4t and a 450 4t?

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4/2/2018 7:11 PM

AZRider wrote:

Theoretical question for the Vital crowd. How much would you pay for a day of riding with your buddies to be able to test all the new 450s...or 250s??

$250

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4/2/2018 7:12 PM

I’d pay a couple hundred to test at Zaca

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4/2/2018 7:14 PM

zehn wrote:

Only bike I want to test ride is the Alta MXR

Brad460 wrote:

This..

AZRider wrote:

So how much would you pay to test ride an alta against a 250 4t and a 450 4t?

It looks like it would be right around $11995 +tax & setup.

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4/2/2018 7:16 PM

I've though about this for many years
That would be awsome if some one could set
Something like this up
I would think a couple hundred

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4/2/2018 7:23 PM

Or you could ride them for free at an OEM demo day. This is what you're competing against and how are you going to get every OEM to bring bikes.

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4/2/2018 7:26 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/2/2018 7:27 PM

Freshly prepared by a truly exceptional Pro-Mechanic?
KTM
Husqvarna
Honda
Kawasaki
Suzuki
Yamaha

I'd pay $250-400 at an excellent track if all I have to do is show up w/my gear bag.

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4/2/2018 7:33 PM

TeamGreen wrote:

Freshly prepared by a truly exceptional Pro-Mechanic?
KTM
Husqvarna
Honda
Kawasaki
Suzuki
Yamaha

I'd pay $250-400 at an excellent track if all I have to do is show up w/my gear bag.

Not trying to change the whole thread up..but what would ya pay to ride a actual pro's factory bike?

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4/2/2018 7:34 PM

TeamGreen wrote:

Freshly prepared by a truly exceptional Pro-Mechanic?
KTM
Husqvarna
Honda
Kawasaki
Suzuki
Yamaha

I'd pay $250-400 at an excellent track if all I have to do is show up w/my gear bag.

Squidward wrote:

Not trying to change the whole thread up..but what would ya pay to ride a actual pro's factory bike?

Not much, probably wouldn’t be too enjoyable unless it was fully set up for me. Could you imagine trying to ride Bubba’s bike at low speeds?

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4/2/2018 7:36 PM

zehn wrote:

Not much, probably wouldn’t be too enjoyable unless it was fully set up for me. Could you imagine trying to ride Bubba’s bike at low speeds?

Good point lol. Buy ya could still have the bragging rights of saying "I rode Bubba's actual dirtbike!"

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4/2/2018 7:43 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/2/2018 7:44 PM

TeamGreen wrote:

Freshly prepared by a truly exceptional Pro-Mechanic?
KTM
Husqvarna
Honda
Kawasaki
Suzuki
Yamaha

I'd pay $250-400 at an excellent track if all I have to do is show up w/my gear bag.

Squidward wrote:

Not trying to change the whole thread up..but what would ya pay to ride a actual pro's factory bike?

I've done that & more often than not it's not right for the average guy. ESPECIALLY Supercross set-ups.

To answer your question in the 450 category:

To ride the equivalent of the 6 factory bikes that're out there...I'd say it's worth about $1,500 to $2,000 for a ride day if there's say 6 people doing the riding. Yes, that's $9,000 to $12,000 for the day when you add it all up. You're talking about bikes that are worth about $30K or more EACH & it's very expensive to keep 'me fresh, too. If you're truly doing things at the Factory level...you're throwing out A LOT of parts at a much higher frequency than most people would believe. Start with tires...for example...they'd be swapped out during the ride day. Clutches probably, too. Etc., etc., etc. ...

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4/2/2018 7:46 PM

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4/2/2018 8:10 PM

MxKing809 wrote:

I’m right there too. I’d pay $250 for 5 hours on a track with the 6 new 450’s

I can't even imagine how tired I would be after that... LOL. But it would be one awesome time, and I would be down for a 250 price point for the big 6, plus the latest electric bike.

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4/2/2018 9:25 PM

6 fresh 450s, opportunity for a good moto on each, on a nice track?

I'd fork over $300, probably.

And hope I wouldn't twist an ankle first moto.

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4/2/2018 9:35 PM

I’ve thought about setting up shootouts for the consumer. I’d pay $200-$300.

It would be cool if dealers got involved and gave the rider a discount if they bought a bike, they could help with parts and maintenance costs.

The problems I came to were fuel prices, maintenance costs, track fees, insurance and liability.

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4/4/2018 12:56 AM

How are you going to get that many people in one place. Twenty people on here saying $200 does not mean 20 within driving distance for such a day.

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4/4/2018 4:23 AM

Id pay nothing because the OEMs host demo days for free already.

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4/4/2018 4:47 AM

Alta!!

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4/4/2018 5:20 AM

I would love to test ride a 350 Husky/KTM. 450's are out of both my risk and skill bracket at this point. Sure they might be easier to ride but grab a little too much in the wrong circumstance and shit goes bad real quick.

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4/4/2018 6:19 AM

Squidward wrote:

Good point lol. Buy ya could still have the bragging rights of saying "I rode Bubba's actual dirtbike!"

The blisters would be insane

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4/4/2018 6:38 AM

bents wrote:

I would love to test ride a 350 Husky/KTM. 450's are out of both my risk and skill bracket at this point. Sure they might be easier to ride but grab a little too much in the wrong circumstance and shit goes bad real quick.

Not the 350. This is and how heavy the 450 feels are the 2 reasons I haven't moved up.

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4/4/2018 6:45 AM

oldblood wrote: Photo

Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?

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4/4/2018 7:33 AM

oldblood wrote: Photo

Turbojez wrote:

Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?

Fantasy.

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