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Old 10-06-2013, 11:15 PM   #1
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Ducati questions for owners + which dealership to go to?

I'm in the market for a new bike after being out for a year or so.I've owned a Rebel250,Ninja 650r,CBR600rr,R6 and last a GSXR750.I work a lot and I feel like treating myself to a Ducati.

Always liked the white 848's with red wheels but - should I settle? Is there even such a thing as settling in this case?

The 1199 Panigale is gorgeous looking.Will i regret not getting one if i go 848?Lunsford has a new one at a nice price and a couple S models around $20k used.

Can some owners give me some pros and cons? Maintenance woes or anything worth mentioning. I care less to track it.Go ahead and call me a poser.I have maybe a few hours every week to myself. Ain't nobody got time fo dat! - the track.I just wanna have an enjoyable cruise around town when I do have a work break.

Also saw a Ducati Diavel carbon with twisty spoked wheels which was tempting as well but they wanted $23k+the rest.

Lastly what dealer do you guys recommend? I went to Mancuso to try and close on a used Panigale for $20k. I pointed out many flaws on a repainted gas tank ,which they didnt know had been repainted,and they didn't wanna go lower so I passed.Also the tail light didn't work but they said it prob rattled loose?

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I'd say wait for the 899 Panigale to come out. That being said, the 15k mile service on the 1199 requires complete disassembly of the bike and will cost you between $1300-$1900.
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I'm in the market for a new bike after being out for a year or so.I've owned a Rebel250,Ninja 650r,CBR600rr,R6 and last a GSXR750.I work a lot and I feel like treating myself to a Ducati.

Always liked the white 848's with red wheels but - should I settle? Is there even such a thing as settling in this case?

The 1199 Panigale is gorgeous looking.Will i regret not getting one if i go 848?Lunsford has a new one at a nice price and a couple S models around $20k used.

Can some owners give me some pros and cons? Maintenance woes or anything worth mentioning. I care less to track it.Go ahead and call me a poser.I have maybe a few hours every week to myself. Ain't nobody got time fo dat! - the track.I just wanna have an enjoyable cruise around town when I do have a work break.

Also saw a Ducati Diavel carbon with twisty spoked wheels which was tempting as well but they wanted $23k+the rest.

Lastly what dealer do you guys recommend? I went to Mancuso to try and close on a used Panigale for $20k. I pointed out many flaws on a repainted gas tank ,which they didnt know had been repainted,and they didn't wanna go lower so I passed.Also the tail light didn't work but they said it prob rattled loose?

Duc owners chime in.

I just bought a Diavel from Lundsford and it was a good deal. Technically their not a sponsor but... http://inventory.lunsfordshonda.com/.../view/10437377
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I'm in the market for a new bike after being out for a year or so.I've owned a Rebel250,Ninja 650r,CBR600rr,R6 and last a GSXR750.I work a lot and I feel like treating myself to a Ducati.

Always liked the white 848's with red wheels but - should I settle? Is there even such a thing as settling in this case?

The 1199 Panigale is gorgeous looking.Will i regret not getting one if i go 848?Lunsford has a new one at a nice price and a couple S models around $20k used.

Can some owners give me some pros and cons? Maintenance woes or anything worth mentioning. I care less to track it.Go ahead and call me a poser.I have maybe a few hours every week to myself. Ain't nobody got time fo dat! - the track.I just wanna have an enjoyable cruise around town when I do have a work break.

Also saw a Ducati Diavel carbon with twisty spoked wheels which was tempting as well but they wanted $23k+the rest.

Lastly what dealer do you guys recommend? I went to Mancuso to try and close on a used Panigale for $20k. I pointed out many flaws on a repainted gas tank ,which they didnt know had been repainted,and they didn't wanna go lower so I passed.Also the tail light didn't work but they said it prob rattled loose?

Duc owners chime in.
first off, don't take opinions from people who have never owned one. Second, I would always buy used, but Ducati is hurting bad with this new line up that they are practically giving away the new bikes if your credit it good. So that makes it tough. Then their the issue of which one to buy, now if your experienced with bikes don't waste your time with the 899 garbage. you'll want to get rid of it asap and your money would have been wasted. especially on how fast the prices are dropping on the 1199.

Now the bad news, Ducati's are awesome bikes in my opinion and will do a of a lot more than I will ever ask of it, but it costs to maintain. If your going to be about between 150-900 services costs depending on which one it is, then you should stick with a Japanese bike.
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first off, don't take opinions from people who have never owned one. Second, I would always buy used, but Ducati is hurting bad with this new line up that they are practically giving away the new bikes if your credit it good. So that makes it tough. Then their the issue of which one to buy, now if your experienced with bikes don't waste your time with the 899 garbage. you'll want to get rid of it asap and your money would have been wasted. especially on how fast the prices are dropping on the 1199.

Now the bad news, Ducati's are awesome bikes in my opinion and will do a of a lot more than I will ever ask of it, but it costs to maintain. If your going to be about between 150-900 services costs depending on which one it is, then you should stick with a Japanese bike.
This is all very good advice. Another point to consider is that parts can often take a LONG time to source... so it's useful to have a Japanese bike to ride while the Ducati is on stands, waiting for parts to come over on the slow boat from Italy.
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What about Ducati attract you to the brand? If you are looking at everything from 848 to Panigale to Diavel, I'm guessing you just want a Duc... any Duc, for the sake of being on a Duc. There is nothing wrong with that, but you do have to be honest with yourself, if you want to be happy in the long run.

If you just want to treat yourself to an Italian exotica, there are other ways to go about it that won't break your bank. I would seriously look at the RSV4 or TuonoV4. You can scoop up a '12 for about what you would sink into a Japanese litre bike, now that '13s are coming out with ABS added. They are way more user-friendly than Duc's and maintenance-wise not too far off the Japanese, with performance better than either Duc or Japan, Inc. There is a reason Aprilia is sometimes affectionately known as "Kawasaki of Italy".

No they don't come with "DUCATI" printed on the tank and "desmo" anything in the engine. They don't go "ratatatita", and pulling in the clutch doesn't unleash a can of loose bolts. But that is a good thing in my book.
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What about Ducati attract you to the brand? If you are looking at everything from 848 to Panigale to Diavel, I'm guessing you just want a Duc... any Duc, for the sake of being on a Duc. There is nothing wrong with that, but you do have to be honest with yourself, if you want to be happy in the long run.

If you just want to treat yourself to an Italian exotica, there are other ways to go about it that won't break your bank. I would seriously look at the RSV4 or TuonoV4. You can scoop up a '12 for about what you would sink into a Japanese litre bike, now that '13s are coming out with ABS added. They are way more user-friendly than Duc's and maintenance-wise not too far off the Japanese, with performance better than either Duc or Japan, Inc. There is a reason Aprilia is sometimes affectionately known as "Kawasaki of Italy".

No they don't come with "DUCATI" printed on the tank and "desmo" anything in the engine. They don't go "ratatatita", and pulling in the clutch doesn't unleash a can of loose bolts. But that is a good thing in my book.
As far as I can tell you just explained exactly why he should by the Ducati over the Aprilia
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Hehe... probably so. Like I said, key to happiness is honesty with yourself.
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Hehe... probably so. Like I said, key to happiness is honesty with yourself.
For the record, the RSV4 causes a pump tent in my pants every time I think about it... But I would trade my first born daughter for a Ducati 999... I would have to keep the first born son.
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first off, don't take opinions from people who have never owned one. Second, I would always buy used, but Ducati is hurting bad with this new line up that they are practically giving away the new bikes if your credit it good. So that makes it tough. Then their the issue of which one to buy, now if your experienced with bikes don't waste your time with the 899 garbage. you'll want to get rid of it asap and your money would have been wasted. especially on how fast the prices are dropping on the 1199.

Now the bad news, Ducati's are awesome bikes in my opinion and will do a of a lot more than I will ever ask of it, but it costs to maintain. If your going to be about between 150-900 services costs depending on which one it is, then you should stick with a Japanese bike.
This guy has no idea what he is talking about! Just kidding Sergio! Probably the best guy on here to ask about owning and maintaining a Ducati! Parts can be a to get especially on some older models like my 900SS, had to wait 4 weeks on a pulse generator from Italy; but I own more than one bike, and alot of guys that own Ducatis do own at least one or not 2 other bikes. If you have the patience ane mental fortitude to own one then go for it. Ducatis require extra TLC; but nothing sounds or handles like one.
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Thanks for the input guys.Realistically I wouldn't wanna pass 25k.And at that price it would have to be a very charming bike.Passenger compatibility is a must as i usually have a female of the azn type with me.Like I said I work A LOT ,approx 90+ hours a week lol.I do want a Duc for their amazing styling.I have been dealing with Italian cars lately,Lambos,so I'm getting partially attached to Italian makes.

Ive gone fast on cars/bikes.Thats not an interest anymore I just want something that will make me smile when I look at it.I work hard for the money so might as well use it cause I can't use it when I'm dead.Im not too worried about the maintenance cost.

I'm going to look more into the 1199 Panigale and the Diavel.That dam cluster on the Panigale tho!
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http://inventory.lunsfordshonda.com/...y/view/9715380

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Thanks for the input guys.Realistically I wouldn't wanna pass 25k.And at that price it would have to be a very charming bike.Passenger compatibility is a must as i usually have a female of the azn type with me.Like I said I work A LOT ,approx 90+ hours a week lol.I do want a Duc for their amazing styling.I have been dealing with Italian cars lately,Lambos,so I'm getting partially attached to Italian makes.

Ive gone fast on cars/bikes.Thats not an interest anymore I just want something that will make me smile when I look at it.I work hard for the money so might as well use it cause I can't use it when I'm dead.Im not too worried about the maintenance cost.

I'm going to look more into the 1199 Panigale and the Diavel.That dam cluster on the Panigale tho!
It doesnt sound like you plan on piling miles on the bike. I wouldnt worry about Duc maintenance intervals. I dont think you will be racking up 7500 miles/year.

Get the bike that moves you (in your heart, in your groin). You want the bike that you stare at every time you walk to it, but also one that doesnt make your and hurt after a 3 mile cruise for lunch.

If you buy a Duc, get a battery tender!
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Most females of the azn type are rather petite, so even the typical sportbike hamberger bun pillion would suffice. But if you are already leaning towards the Diavel, that would be a great 2-up Duc. Diavel is selling like hotcakes, and a lot of owners are snatching up the new Strada seat for better comfort, solo or 2up. Ducati even has Strada conversion kit available that redoes the whole tail end.
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Most females of the azn type are rather petite, so even the typical sportbike hamberger bun pillion would suffice. But if you are already leaning towards the Diavel, that would be a great 2-up Duc. Diavel is selling like hotcakes, and a lot of owners are snatching up the new Strada seat for better comfort, solo or 2up. Ducati even has Strada conversion kit available that redoes the whole tail end.
When I bought my diavel I asked if the small backrest could be added easily. The salesman told me the kit to add the backrest required the seat and mount (tail end) with a stated price of 2K. Never confirmed the price though.
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That is a good deal. If you get the 1199, make sure to get the sprocket kit (+2 in the rear) and get the latest upmap for better midrange/acceleration.

The Diavel is also a nice bike. I traded mine in last year, but I may end up getting another one.

For 2-up riding, the Diavel is a lot better. The Diavel also has more low end torque, but not the top end rush like the 1199.
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