Recently I took a test ride on a bike I am interested in. While out on the test I stopped to take a pic of the bike and not being used to its side stand I dropped it from a standstill causing the plastic hand guard to brake, a few minor dents in a sheet metal exhaust guard, the brake lever and the pillion foot-peg. Please see enclosed pictures.
Back at the dealer I agreed to mention on the form that was filled in all the bits that showed even the slightest sign as the chap there said, what it appeared obvious common sense, that most of them won't even need replacing.
Two days later I had the dealer on the phone claiming a compensation of almost £500 for what is basically a 10 inch piece of cheap plastic and a metal guard no bigger than the palm of a hand, as the hand guard and the exhaust guard are the only bits that would require replacing. I COULD NOT believe my ears!
Is there any way I can challenge this dishonest and grossly over-inflated claim?