Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

Yamaha Demo Days at Reno’s Powersports KC – Kansas City, Missouri

Written by  June 1, 2013

Selected as an exclusive host for Yamaha Demo Days in the greater Kansas City area, on May 10 and 11, Reno’s Powersports KC welcomed customers to stop by and take a demo ride on their favorite Yamaha. Riders could choose from an assortment of bikes, including the all-new 2014 Bolt, Super Tenere, SCL Raider, Raider, Roadliner, Road Star, Stratoliner Deluxe, Stryker, V Star 950, V Star 1300, VMAX, FJR 1300, R1, R6, FZ8 and the FZ6R.

The Yamaha Demo Team was comprised of individuals from all over the U.S., and the Yamaha district manager was on site at Reno’s to help answer any questions customers might have. Riders were required to present valid driver’s licenses with motorcycle endorsements, and safety was stressed by ride leaders in the pre-ride briefing. One individual discovered that ride leaders really meant business when his unsafe riding resulted in him getting to walk back to Reno’s.

Salesman, Karl Morrison, described business during Demo Days as “busy, busy, busy!” Riders came from as far away as Salina, Kansas, a 3-1/2 hour drive. Bob from Salina came to test ride the Yamaha Stratoliner. He said that he couldn’t find a dealer close to him that was hosting Demo Days, so he made the trek east to Reno’s.

I personally rode the “Ultimate Monster,” the Yamaha VMAX! It is a beast of a motorcycle and a blast to ride. Yamaha came out with the VMAX in the mid-1980s. The newer version of the VMAX is much improved and has even more horsepower!

I also rode the all new 2014 Yamaha Bolt. It is a 950cc sporty cruiser bike. What a fun, fun motorcycle to ride. It has plenty of throaty mid-range power and handles like a dream! It is the perfect motorcycle for in town. What a great first motorcycle for the novice motorcyclist or someone’s next bike if they are looking to step up in size.

Reno’s Powersports KC located at 13611 Holmes Road in Kansas City, Missouri is described as the “leading motorsports dealership” and features not only Yamaha, but also Can-Am, Sea-Doo, Wave Runner, Spyder, Ducati, Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Vespa, Piaggio and Ural. They offer full-service sales, maintenance, parts and accessories and are focused on great customer service. For further information, go to: www.renospowersportskc.com.