Originally Posted by pluric
The OP said he had to drive 6 hours to test some of the bikes. Twelve hour round trip. So throw a hotel room in, food, gas, time and the amount of bikes suggested for him to try and it gets a little silly.
That's why I suggested making it a nice weekend, maybe even a long weekend in a big city somewhere. Fly there on a Friday or even Thursday evening, take the wife, make appointments at as many of the dealers as you can to test ride most of the bikes that are interesting.
Then go and enjoy the weekend with the wife. Done. Combined something that seems to be bothering the OP to no end with a weekend in a potentially nice city that was worth traveling there just by itself ...