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    Senior Member Little General's Avatar
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    Anyone ever owned a Ducati

    This bike is available close to my house and I may offer the guy a cash deal. Im not sure ,but I think its a 620ei. What are you guys ideas?

    2004 ducati monster: reduced, everything must go !
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    I have owned a few ducat is right back into the early 1980's ,I bought them all broken or smashed and they cost a fortune to repair ($3200.00 front rim in 1984) ,if you have some disposable bike cash they are a ton of fun ,but if you watch your cash keep looking .
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    Ducatis have been making wealthy motorcyclists into bankrupt mechanics for generations. I've come across deals on several over the years but none have been dependable and parts availability has often been limited. Keep in mind that I sold the last Ducati about 11 years ago, but my brother recently sold one because he couldn't get the parts to keep it running.




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    Nothing handles like a Ducati. Brakes are Brembo. Fuel injection is the only way
    to fly in these modern times. That said there is a steep learning curve
    with certain systems which confuses and confounds many mechanics. The days of hard to find
    parts are over thanks to internet. Still not cheap, depends on how much you like it if it's
    worth it. Selling them ain't easy so don't buy it unless you want to own it. Ducati's are
    about as far away from a TW as one can get. Impractical, technologically advanced and expensive.
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    Buy 2. One to ride will waiting for parts for the other.



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    As a Ducati owner here is my take..

    Great bikes, fun to ride

    They have a soul and character that others are lacking

    Sometimes wakes me up at 3am so I can go ride it.

    Mine has been as reliable if not more so than any other bike I have ever owned. I beat the snot out of it too.

    Parts have been a non issue one 1 time I have needed them.

    Parts are expensive, a brake lever cost me $130

    I would buy another in a heartbeat

    I would go over to ducati.ms and check on the monster forum. They should be able to tell you what to expect from that bike. Like I said I would buy another duc in a heartbeat, I'm totally happy with mine and it's been no less dependable as the last Honda I owned but worlds more fun to ride.


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    Pair of 2006 TW's modded to the hilt and a Ducati Multistrada.

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    Trade in value for this bike is $2200. I hate to beat a man when he's down, but with all the Ducati's on ebay ,a lot newer and not much more $, I made him an offer of $2,000.
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    Reliability can be hit and miss. Sometimes you'll get a great ride that's "supposed to be" ultra-reliable, and it turns out to be a POS lemon that dries up after the first drop of lemonade... Generally speaking, I wouldn't rate Ducati very high in terms of reliability. That being said, they do make some fun machines. I'd say Bruce's (above) pretty much hit the nail on the head: "...if you have some disposable bike cash they are a ton of fun ,but if you watch your cash keep looking ."
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    Parts are expensive and hard to find used cheap parts
    I had a 900ss
    If you like the ducati monster look take a look at the sv650 or sv1000

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    I also had the 900SS, could stare at that bike for hours. It was also the best sounding engine that I ever owned. I really liked it and was one of the lucky ones that never had a problem with it. I got rid of it because at the time I needed a better commuter bike. Whenever I left it parked in the city I worried about it being stolen. What bothered me most is it did not turn in close quarters, lock to lock turning was very limited.
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    Parts are expensive and hard to find used cheap parts
    I had a 900ss
    If you like the ducati monster look take a look at the sv650 or sv1000

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