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Dont judge a book by its cover.

Published: 29 June 2009

Updated: 19 November 2014

I wanted to tell you about my recent experience when buying a bike. Im a 24 and obviously look like I cant afford a motorbike despite the fact im a company director.

I have been disappointed by the level of service I have received in some of the bike dealers I have visited.

I am new to riding bikes but have been round bikes and biking for as long as I remember. I recently passed my test and was looking for a street bike. For me it was between the Buell and the Speed Triple.

With that in mind the first dealer I went into was in Norwich and after 10 minutes of looking around and not being approached, I decided I had had enough and left.

I am guessing the sales person noticed me leaving in my Z4 as the next time I visited they actually spoke to me but the level of service was not great and I felt very much like I was being spoken to because it was their job not because they were genuinely interested in helping me find a bike.

The second bike shop I visited was in Watton.

Once again after about 15 minutes of looking at the bikes no one had approached me dispite the fact I was talking with my dad about the bikes I was interested in and even mentioned my budget.

Despite this we tried to give them a "sporting chance" and approached a sales desk to ask some questions about the bike.

The salesman was far too busy working on his computer to take the time to try and sell us the bike.

Neither garage I have spoken to had even made any qualifiyng questions and assumed I was a young lad day dreaming about getting a bike.

I actually had cash and was ready to buy a bike on both occasions. The last time I checked we were in a recession.

You would not have thought so based on the level of service I had received so far, obviously the dealerships are so flooded with sales they don't need any more bikes selling!

inally I decided to go to Newmarket and WOW! what a difference, these guys got it spot on!

As I walked through the door I was greeted by a salesman called Paul who asked if I needed help and took me seriously.

I honestly felt like they could not do enough for me, after giving me some advice on the bike I was interested in and talking me through my options I brought the bike there and then!

If anyone is looking to get a Harley or Buell I would certainly suggest taking a trip to see these guys, their sales team clearly knew the bikes inside out. What a difference!

I guess the moral of my story is not to judge a book by its cover. Oh well at least I got my Buell in the end!

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