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Old Aug 20th 2015, 05:39 PM   #1
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Buying a used 1199 R?

Had several Ducatis - currently own a lightly modded Diavel Carbon Red
Seriously looking at purchasing a used 2013 1199 R
3,000 miles, one owner, clean

Anything major to worry about or check?
The previous owner did not do track or (based on tire wear) a whole lot of spirited riding

The bike and all the features it comes with looks great!

Was planning to buy a new 1299 base but this "R" (same price but no warranty)
sure looks tempting

Any suggestions much appreciated ...
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Old Aug 20th 2015, 06:07 PM   #2
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That's a difficult one, I'd take the R but that's me, assuming the base 1299 has Marzocchi suspension & cast Ali' wheels like previous, you would be getting so much more with the R if your really into the serious sport riding, if it mainly cruising / town etc then i would probably say 1299. Then again I have not ridin a 1299
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Old Aug 20th 2015, 06:13 PM   #3
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I do some spirited riding. No track really
5,000 miles per year
Ok with Panigale maintenance
Just wondering about specific risks when buying a 2 year old "R" without the security if a warranty

The new 1299 base has some nice new features over the 1199 plus a full warranty but that "R" sure has everything
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Old Aug 20th 2015, 06:32 PM   #4
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I Ride: 2007 S4RS (sold), 2008 1098S (sold), my wife's 2013 1199R, 2015 KTM RC390
Mine has 10K+ miles on the clock.
Just got back from a four day/1,200 mile trip and I'm still smiling.
No issues so far other than air in the clutch system and the chain rubbing on the swing arm.
Both issues are not common enough for DNA to issue a full blown recall.
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Old Aug 20th 2015, 06:47 PM   #5
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I have a '13 R with 17,000 miles in two years about 5,000 of those miles on the track--yes, spirited I hope.

I've also put about 100 miles on the street and on the track on a '15 1299S.

I LOVE my '13 R...but...unless you are going to spend a LOT of time on the track I would strongly recommend buying the new 1299.

Why?

All of the '13 Rs advantages only come out at a VERY fast pace at the track.

The 1299 is a better street and road bike--smoother power delivery being the main difference.

And frankly, while many of our Panigales have been pretty trouble free I would strongly recommend against buying a Panigale without warranty coverage. Not because they are unreliable but because unless you are prepared to work on the bike yourself relatively minor things can become very expensive with the Panigale because of the labor costs involved in working a a bike that is so tightly designed.

Steve

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Old Aug 20th 2015, 07:29 PM   #6
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Get 1299 with all the electronics and riders aid , out of curiosity what's wrong with buying a bike that's been on the track ? I see a lot of people avoiding bikes that's been redden on the track , I've never seen people abusing bikes on the track, and I've seen a lot of Street bikes with 10 inch chicken strips doing burn outs, endos, wheelies ...

This is Sport Motorcycle it's not a cruiser it should be on the track period !
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Old Aug 20th 2015, 08:55 PM   #7
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The Panigale absolutely belongs on track
Nothing against that for sure. Buying used, only concern is a mishap/incident
That could happen on the road too

Like the R a lot - just a bit concerned about the lack of warranty and lack of history (used bike comes from a dealer)
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Old Aug 21st 2015, 05:08 AM   #8
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I had leaks in both cylinders, fixed under warranty. No issues since. 2014 R
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Old Aug 21st 2015, 02:48 PM   #9
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Bought the 2013 R
Not the logical choice maybe but could not resist after seeing and hearing the bike
Getting it next Tuesday after a good clean up by the dealer
You only live once...thank you for the feedback and comments
Much appreciated
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Old Aug 21st 2015, 03:43 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Ducatinorth View Post
Bought the 2013 R
Not the logical choice maybe but could not resist after seeing and hearing the bike
Getting it next Tuesday after a good clean up by the dealer
You only live once...thank you for the feedback and comments
Much appreciated
Enjoy, great bike!
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