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Old May 12th 2017, 01:56 PM   #1
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Would You Buy A 1299 S Demo

Hi,

I am looking to buy a 1299 S and wanted to get the thoughts of some owners. No, this is not a, "how hot does this thing get" question.

The bike I am looking at is out of state, so I'd be buying it site unseen and shipping it to me.


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demo - promised to be clean
just over 1000 miles,
Warranty will be up in Jan
First service is done

The part that gets me is a demo so there is a potential issues, and not being 100% comfortable in knowing what my 20+k just bought. If it were new I would not have a problem. Would any of you current owners have problems with doing this deal? What would you ask the dealer to do to make you comfortable.



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Old May 12th 2017, 02:05 PM   #2
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Include an extended warranty
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Old May 12th 2017, 02:11 PM   #3
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I Ride: 2013 Panigale White, 2007 CBR600RR, 2017 MV Agusta Dragster RC #108
If this is a 2016 and is still over 20k, it is overpriced and not worth it. A demo with over a 1000 miles is more like a used bike. 16-18k tops. Warranty or not.
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BH Ducati has 16 demo 2000 miles 21K
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When buying a demo remember you have the negotiating power. Spend what you want to spend or walk away.

Better off getting a base model for thousands less.

The S model ain't worth the extra $ IMO.
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Originally Posted by jpanigale View Post
BH Ducati has 16 demo 2000 miles 21K


If that was the dealer I'd have my bud go take a look at it.


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When buying a demo remember you have the negotiating power. Spend what you want to spend or walk away.

Better off getting a base model for thousands less.

The S model ain't worth the extra $ IMO.


The S's electronic suspension and other electronics is what's killing me with the short warranty. An extended warranty is almost not worth it. For a couple grand more I think I can get new, then I got 2 years and zero miles.


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Ride the demo a couple more times for shits and giggles...then cop you a brand new model. Just as you said...zero miles with a full two year warranty at your disposal. Plus you can feel more confident in knowing "nothing is wrong" with the brand new model, and if there is...you know exactly WHO created the issue--you or someone within the dealership. With the demo model...yes, less money, we often embrace the notion, but you're also dealing with countless other individuals who've taken her for a spin. Which, because it's a demo (and not numerous actual Owners), you can be pretty sure the machine is overall is decent [to great] condition... It's just that...peace of mind...often coming with purchasing new.

Good luck on your purchase, whichever way you go...

For the record...if it were me...I'd go New.

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Originally Posted by AmpForE View Post
The S's electronic suspension and other electronics is what's killing me with the short warranty. An extended warranty is almost not worth it. For a couple grand more I think I can get new, then I got 2 years and zero miles.


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Yeah I just don't see a big benefit to the E-suspension or the S model altogether:

1. Easy to change settings manually.
2. Lighter wheels is great perk but not necessary - probably the only reason I would want the S
3. Carbon fiber bits are pointless and not worth the $


I love my base model never once wished I'd gotten the S and it was only 16k out the door.
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Originally Posted by NW1299 View Post
The S model ain't worth the extra $ IMO.
On the 1199 it is, due to the faulty front forks only way to fix is ohlins internals cheaper just to get factory ohlins.

Also get
led headlight
electronic suspension
rims
carbonfibre front fender tyre fairing
and a s sticker


I purchased a gsxr600 that was a demo had 0 problems it's still going today with its new owner.
But due to cost of parts and issues the panigales do have I would want extended warranty.

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