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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 2007, 2:07 pm Thread Starter
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Cool st4-s now or later

g'day ta all I have been on the hunt for an st4-s for a fair while now
and here in the land downunder we pay a higher premiun to be able to play
with these kind of toys! (12K- about 19K for an 05) yeh we get screwed.
Anyway like I said I'm getting close to finding a good candidate at a reasnable
price, my question is sould I make a purchase now or do you think that prices will lower to a more reasnable figure after DUCATI releases there new touring
range of steeds? what do you think?

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I wouild think that the market value of a 4s will be highly depending on the success/looks of the new model (if it is coming, only grapevine stories sofar I understand). But I also think that if you would buy a pre 04 4s you'll buy a bike that will become a collector's model.
Normally Ducati announces the new models for next year somewhere around September. I would just wait unless the right deal comes by ....
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do you think that prices will lower to a more reasnable figure after DUCATI releases there new touring range of steeds? what do you think?
Word on the street is that there will be no new touring steeds and the only one remaining in Ducati's stable will be the Multistrada.

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Word on the street is that there will be no new touring steeds and the one in Ducati's stable will be the Multistrada.
That hurts - so you're telling that when I need/want a new sport touring bike I need to shop at another brand? MMhhh, need to think about that.

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g'day ta all I have been on the hunt for an st4-s for a fair while now and here in the land downunder we pay a higher premiun to be able to play with these kind of toys! (12K- about 19K for an 05) yeh we get screwed. Anyway like I said I'm getting close to finding a good candidate at a reasnable price, my question is sould I make a purchase now or do you think that prices will lower to a more reasnable figure after DUCATI releases there new touring range of steeds? what do you think?
Don't worry about an insignificant price drop...buy it now and you'll be smiling sooner and longer than if you wait.

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You really think so? Bob 14K is certainly allot of crab cakes.
What is the national average income over there? here down under our government
is telling us we have an average of about 48k

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You really think so? Bob 14K is certainly allot of crab cakes.
What is the national average income over there? here down under our government is telling us we have an average of about 48k
You're right Steven, $14k certainly is a lot of crab cakes and it really comes down to what can be afforded.

For US average salary:

2002 - The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the average annual wages in the U.S. as $36,764

2005 - The US Census Bureau determined average salaries to be $46,326.

Prices are different here in the States. $14k for a used ST4s is unheard of, even for a 2005 with low mileage and add-ons.

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You can buy my 02 for 7200 . matt gray only changes 40 tooth sprocket and new chain
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got any picks to look at, I would have to talk to the road transport people as speedo reading in Mph may be an Issue but that could be remedied

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