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Title: Ride Days 2017?
Post by: JJ Spectre on March 25, 2017, 05:48:13 AM
Sitting here looking out my window at all the snow that fell yesterday is making me crazy, so I'm thinking up all the rides I want to do this spring and summer.  Also, all the bikes I want to "audition."  I've looked up a few of the demo ride days, but I'm not having much luck.  So far all I could find in the area was:

May -

Suzuki - May 13th at  MOTOR SPORTS WORLD     
Suzuki - May 18th at WHEELSPORT
Honda Come Ride With Us - May 24th at Powersports.
Yamaha Powertour - May 25th at Powersports
Yamaha Powertour - May 25th at Moto Gatineau
Yamaha Powertour - May 26th at Irwin Supply (Cornwall)


June -

Honda Come Ride With Us - June 17th at Kanata Honda.
Yamaha Powertour - June 24th at Wheelsport

July -

Harley Davidson Test Our Metal - Jul 30th and

Sep

Harley Davidson Test Our Metal  - Sep 1st in Hawkesbury and Sep 3rd at Freedom HD


Does anybody have a line on any of the other demo days this year?
Title: Re: Ride Days 2017?
Post by: JK28 on March 25, 2017, 04:40:55 PM
Honda's website also shows one at Kanata Honda in June... date escapes me at the moment. but its a Saturday
Title: Re: Ride Days 2017?
Post by: JJ Spectre on March 27, 2017, 08:26:24 AM
Added to the first post.  I'll try to keep it updated as new dates are known.  If anyone knows of any, post them and I'll update based on the best info we have.

I only made it out to one last year (an HD event) because they were the only ones I found any advertising for until it was too late.  I'm trying to get a jump on it this year.
Title: Re: Ride Days 2017?
Post by: justVan on March 27, 2017, 10:12:44 AM
Check here, should be up soon with any luck.
https://www.suzuki.ca/en/demo-rides (https://www.suzuki.ca/en/demo-rides)
Title: Re: Ride Days 2017?
Post by: thecman on April 08, 2017, 02:13:19 PM
Suzuki dates:

 MOTO GATINEAU    WEDNESDAY MAY 24    656 BOUL MAHONEY    GATINEAU

Yamaha Dates:

http://www.yamaha-motor.ca/road_power_tour/schedule.php (http://www.yamaha-motor.ca/road_power_tour/schedule.php)

OTTAWA, ON

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Place : Powersports Canada
1 Laser St, Nepean, ON
Dealer on site : Powersports Canada (613-224-7899)

CORNWALL, ON

Friday, May 26, 2017
Time : 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Place : Irwin Supply
423 Tollgate Road West, Cornwall, ON
Dealers on site : Irwin Supply (613-933-4600)

GATINEAU, QC

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time : 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Place : Moto Gatineau
656, Boul. Maloney Est, Gatineau, QC, J8P 1G4
Dealer on site : Moto Gatineau (819-663-6162)
Title: Re: Ride Days 2017?
Post by: JJ Spectre on April 09, 2017, 05:04:06 AM
Updated!
Title: Re: Ride Days 2017?
Post by: Gasele on April 15, 2017, 01:04:23 PM
Do you know if BMW ever has any test ride dates?
Title: Re: Ride Days 2017?
Post by: uberchuckie on April 15, 2017, 03:22:31 PM
Do you know if BMW ever has any test ride dates?

Goodtimes Centre does the BMW demo rides. I haven't been for a few years. Im not sure if they're still doing them.


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Title: Re: Ride Days 2017?
Post by: Zero on April 15, 2017, 04:01:29 PM
As well, in the past you usually need to call ahead and book the specific model you are interested in riding to guarantee seat time.  Otherwise you are left waiting and may not get a chance to ride the bike you wanted.

If you are interested in test riding a B'mer ask the staff at Good Times and they will notify you of upcoming events and will book you for a desired bike.
Title: Re: Ride Days 2017?
Post by: sidejam on April 15, 2017, 08:49:05 PM
Last time I did a BMW demo day, it was a pretty long ride. But, they also charged $40/ride.
Title: Re: Ride Days 2017?
Post by: JJ Spectre on May 17, 2017, 06:41:33 AM
I'm going to be on the East side of the city tomorrow morning, so I think I'll drop in to Wheelsport on my way back to work.  So far it looks like the rain isn't expected until the afternoon.  Hope to see a few people out if the weather holds.
Title: Re: Ride Days 2017?
Post by: Asian Jeff on June 08, 2017, 07:05:44 AM
Yamaha Ride day for powersports is actually on June 13th I'm booked in to try the R6.
Title: Re: Ride Days 2017?
Post by: JJ Spectre on June 29, 2017, 10:02:34 AM
I got a chance to ride the SCR950 (meh) and the XSR900 (oh yeah!) at the Yamaha ride day at Wheelsport on the 24th.  I would say that the XSR is now the new object of my motorcycle lust. LOL  But I'm more likely to go with the V-Strom 650 that I rode the day they had the Suzukis over there.  It's no slouch either, and it's so damned versatile. 
Title: Re: Ride Days 2017?
Post by: karl_1052 on June 30, 2017, 03:04:13 AM
I got a chance to ride the SCR950 (meh) and the XSR900 (oh yeah!) at the Yamaha ride day at Wheelsport on the 24th.  I would say that the XSR is now the new object of my motorcycle lust. LOL  But I'm more likely to go with the V-Strom 650 that I rode the day they had the Suzukis over there.  It's no slouch either, and it's so damned versatile.

Yes please!
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