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Ducati costs

  • 09-06-2022 6:22pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,330 ✭✭✭ cmyk


    Hey folks, completed my IBT at end of last year and I'm considering a ducati scrambler as a first bike. (Insurance is reasonable as I'm in my 40s)

    Are there many independent mechanics for ducati and what sort of real life costs are involved? It seems to be the main issue regarding ownership.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,291 ✭✭✭ Alkers


    Are you in Dublin?


    Moto Technic in Dublin are independent specialists and highly rated. I had some work on my.sv done there (they are local to me).

    Was chatting to the guys in there as I've always fancied a Ducati. They totally put me off saying they are not cut out for year round frequent use. I was doing 300km a week at the time, nothing I'd have considered major but they advised against it.

    If you're not planning on big miles / year round use it might be a different story

    This was maybe four years ago but always stuck with me.



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,779 ✭✭✭✭ Cienciano


    Moto technic are great. Assuming you're not buying to commute daily. I wouldn't get one to commute daily. I had a hypermotard and it was the same as any other bike to service. Belts need to be done, but cheap enough, think it cost me €110 supplied and fitted.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,330 ✭✭✭ cmyk


    Interesting, thanks for that. I thought the scrambler was built for the likes of daily commuting. I had assumed it was a little more rugged.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,071 ✭✭✭ Bluefoam


    Owning a Ducati is a bit like owning a Volkswagen (made by the same people) you pay a premium for the pleasure... Many would say it's worth it.

    Other bikes worth considering would be Moto Guzzi V7 (I'm biased), one of the many Triumph Bonneville configurations, Fantic Caballero, Husqavarna 701...



  • Registered Users Posts: 26,532 ✭✭✭✭ Hotblack Desiato


    There's a guy who works in a big legal firm next to my office who commutes pretty much year round on a Panigale... seems to change his bike every year or so though, had a couple of S1000XRs before that.

    Trans rights are human rights. 🦄 🌈 💕



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,843 ✭✭✭ D3V!L


    Owning a Ducati is like having an 18 year old Italian super model girlfriend. Great to look at, a fantastic ride but will empty your wallet and wreck your head in a short amount of time.



  • Registered Users Posts: 26,532 ✭✭✭✭ Hotblack Desiato


    Whereas owning a Harley is like having a mid-life-crisis affair with your neighbour's fat wife 😁

    Trans rights are human rights. 🦄 🌈 💕



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,843 ✭✭✭ D3V!L


    She'll be good for a ride the odd time but never keep up with the younger fitter women !!



  • Registered Users Posts: 26,532 ✭✭✭✭ Hotblack Desiato


    Hey, the deeper the cushion, the sweeter the pushin', you know what I mean.

    Trans rights are human rights. 🦄 🌈 💕



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,462 ✭✭✭✭ blade1




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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,330 ✭✭✭ cmyk


    This took an unexpected turn. : )



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