Test drive at Dealer
The first time I rode a K12R was at the dealership in Baton Rouge, LA. All they asked for was a copy of my driver's license and to sign a waiver. They even let me borrow a helmet, gloves and jacket as I didn't come prepared to take a ride. Glad I did too. They gave me the keys, a reccomendation of where to go, and sent me on my way.
Before the ride, I was told that if I am in the market for this type of motorcycle and if I was able to buy one, that once I rode it, I would want to buy one.
And I did, and loving it....
Calling the dealerships in advance and asking if they have any demos may help. You may get lucky and they have the model you are looking at as a demo.