I have wanted a motorcycle for a long time now, but didn’t have the means to get one. I spent about 8 months looking into different bikes and I eventually settled on a Kawasaki Ninja 300. I figured that it was enough power to not be boring, but low enough power that one small mistake would lead to a laydown. I had a maximum price of $3,000, but I found it hard to find a bike within that price. I looked for a while and eventually found one at Ride1Powersports about an hour and a half away from me. I found a gray and bright green Ninja 300 for $1,900. I called them and they said they would hold it for me for 2 days until I could get there. I arrived there and they took me to the back of the shop where they were holding it for me. Instead of the $1,900 gray and green Ninja 300, they showed me a white Ninja 300 ABS. I was annoyed that they couldn’t show me the bike they promised to hold for me, but I listened to the salesman give his speech. He gave me all of the different pieces of information, but kept avoiding the price. I asked him how much it was and he came back with $4,999! I was not happy. I asked him if he had anything near my price and he showed me a small cruiser style, but it didn’t match what I wanted. I started to leave and he said he could come down to $3,200. I asked him if he could do that out-the-door and he said no and that out the door it would be close to $4,300. I left. I was done dealing with them and I will not go back there. They did not have any interest in helping me get the bike I wanted, they just wanted to sell me a bike. I called their other store and found out that they sold the bike the day before I arrived even though it was on hold. I visited Cycle Specialties and they were showing me around. I shared my experience with Ride1Powersports and the salesman at Cycle Specialties was very sympathetic. He was completely honest and open. He told me that they only had new Ninja 300’s which would cost close to $4,500-$5,000, but he did recommend the Honda CBR250r that he had listed at $3,999. He showed it to me and said that it was comparable to the Ninja 300. He asked me what my price was and I told him that the max was between $2,800 and $3,000. He told me that he could get it as close as $3,084. I accepted and we signed the paperwork. Because of the ease and the honesty, I imagine I will be revisiting Cycle Specialties in the future.