Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Louisville, KY, United States
"New" 2014 Pikes Peak
I've got my '13 GSA for sale and will be replacing it with a Multistrada. I had thought I found the perfect one, but had a curveball thrown at me and I'm looking for opinions.
What I found was an advertised New 2014 Pikes Peak at a great price. It seemed like a steal even though there's a lot of great used bikes out there right now. At the suggestion of a fellow rider I asked to verify it still had the factory warranty which was stated in the spec tab of their advertisement on their website. I was told the warranty went into affect 7/2014 and it is now expired.
So I initially walked because I felt that was false advertising or should have at least been mentioned upfront once we started talking final numbers.
But the more I've talked to people they don't seem to think it's a problem, and this includes my local Duc dealer and a professional motorcycle mechanic who lives next door. The local dealer's guess is it was registered as a demo bike and was just never setup. From what I'm told it hasn't even been prepped or processed for sale yet.
So my question to you is would you consider purchasing a 1 mile new bike that has been sitting 3yrs without a warranty? Or would you rather have a used bike without a warranty that has been broken in and maybe had its first major service?
I'm happy with my decision to walk away, but the fact a competing dealer said it wouldn't scare him off has me thinking.
Last edited by jtclark13; Mar 19th, 2017 at 10:14 pm.