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Hey guys! I'm extremely new to the Ducati family as I haven't even purchased my bike just yet. I am hopefully headed there this weekend to get a first ride and possibly fall in love. I've always been weary of dealerships since I was screwed by them in the past so I wanted to ask a question where I knew I'd get an honest reply. The bike is a 2014 1199s Panigale and it's being sold as a demo bike.

My question is, what all should I expect to get with this demo bike? I know I should at least get two sets of keys, but is there anything else I should receive that you normally get when buying a brand new Ducati? Thanks in advance.
 
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Welcome to the forum!

Demo bikes are actually pretty good to buy because the dealerships usually keep all the goodies that come with the bike. Documentation (manuals and such) and key's are really the only vital things. I assume they'll be selling the bike "as new" meaning, you'll have the standard 2 year warranty.

The Panigale appears to be pretty reliable, but it's still a fairly new design. So keeping the warranty active is important. If you do your own maintenance, you will need records of it so if anything does go wrong, you'll be covered.

Good luck with your purchase! :)
 

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Yeah Ducati is really good about backing the demo bikes. My friend bought a 2014 demo 1199s and the motor went out. (Not really stuck throttle) and Ducati payed for a complete engine rebuild by the end of the ordeal. He essentially ended up with a brand new bike.
 

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As the others mentioned, keys and manuals are standard. Sometimes dealerships throw in a few goodies.

Ducati is pretty good to its customers overall, so you really don't have anything to worry about.

Enjoy the new ride and be safe !
 

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Hey guys thanks for all the input. I haven't been able to go and pick her up yet because this weather has been totally crappy, but hopefully this weekend will be better. Thanks again.
 
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What to expect when buying a used Ducati?

I would say from my personal experience. Not eating as well from draining the bank account on aftermarket parts.
and tiring to find time in each day to go riding. And getting bummed out when that's not possible.
 

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I bought my '12 Panigale 1199 with 2600 miles, and so far it has been great. The only thing was a leaking fork seal had the dealer do it ($200). Always leave it plugged with the battery tender, and it starts in a couple of seconds hot ot cold. I took my chances and didn't get any extended warranty, as it was a bit pricey IMO $1200 for 2 years.
 

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Well I finally was able to take the 4.5 hour trip to pick up my bike this weekend. The weather was and still is horrible but with the once chance I've had to ride around the block, I can honestly say that I'm impressed. Also I noticed that in my good box of goodies I received passenger foot pegs but no passenger seat. Is that something I should have received? Not that I plan on ever letting somebody hop on the back but it'd be nice to have it available.
 

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Also I noticed that in my good box of goodies I received passenger foot pegs but no passenger seat. Is that something I should have received? Not that I plan on ever letting somebody hop on the back but it'd be nice to have it available.
Yes, it shoulda been included.. nice to have as mentioned.
 
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