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Old 01-13-2012, 02:46 PM   #1
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:49 PM   #2
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Depends on the bike but most street Aprilias are lower cost maintenance wise than Ducati.
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Interesting comment about Ducatis and maintenance.

How do modern Triumphs rate? Especially the triples?

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I wouldn't buy a ducati. Maintenance is too expensive. Right? Isn't that what everyone who doesn't own one say
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/\ lol, Ducs arent the cheapest for sure, but not as bad as most people think, especially modern ones, Apes are much better, lower cost, and Triumphs arent bad either, they are all awesome bikes, I have a few different ones of each and love them all, I own a shop and do all my own maint, so its not a problem
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Major maintenance interval on most Ducatis is 6000 to 7500 valve adjustments and 12k to 15k or every 2 year belt replacement.
Depending on if it's a water cooled engine or air cooled / how many valves are out of spec / whether it's the opener clearance or closer clearance it can get expensive pretty quickly.
An Aprilias maintenance interval is 10k-12k miles and because they use conventional valves/springs they are easier/less expensive to adjust. There are also no cam belts to replace.
Parts availability for either can be sketchy at times.
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I believe maintenance cost is relative to the money you have. Everyone should know that changing oil on a Porsche is more expensive than a ford. How many people own Porsche compared to ford. If you have the money to buy a duc or aprilia than you should also plan on spending more for maintenance and you most likely have the money to do that.
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Good to hear. I was looking at an Aprilia I really like. I love my Duc but I also like to change things up!
Which Ape?
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I have the money, i was just curious at the cost...its not really a factor in my buying just a question. As for the Ape im looking at its the Tuono...
Which the new V4?
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I have the money, i was just curious at the cost...its not really a factor in my buying just a question. As for the Ape im looking at its the Tuono...
We all know you have the money. Who else could spring for donuts on the popo donut run. which begs the question, why do you need a discount for rub and tugs?
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