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I have an opportunity to get a pretty good deal on a 2013. Getting rid of my Monster 796... Tune, sprockets, etc etc. Still not every entertaining. No torque. Yawn.

I'm trying to find the pro's and con's comparing them both...

The price delta is huge between the 13/14's and the DVT models.

Is it worth it?
Thoughts?

Also, did they have a 2015 Pikes Peak in the US? Can't seem to find any used ones, but it was my understanding that the 15's were DVT's.
 

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I have a 2014. So same as your 2013 opportunity. I am not even a little compelled to switch. I added cruise control and couldn’t be happier with the bike. The frame kits my knees on the later models I a way I don’t like anyway. Just not enough difference for me to want to swap. If I did, I’d get a 2017 at least to get further from the initial DVT issues.
 

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I've got a 2013GT and have never considered upgrading. Aside from the fuel level sensor it has been fantastic.

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I like the TFT on the DVT bikes so it would be a no-brainer for me, and I got a ridiculous deal on my 2016 S Touring (7k off MSRP brand new) And the DVT's have LED headlamps (don't think the earlier bikes do?) and the re-designed "snout" looks better, IMO.

It's one thing for someone who already has a pre-DVT multi to tell you they've never considered upgrading, IMO but it's another when you don't already have one of the bikes you're asking about.
 

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Thanks for all the feedback guys. Considering I can get this bike (2013 pikes peak) for about 9k, I'm having a hard time justifying the extra 7k to 8k to get into a 2016 PP. Definitely a nice evolution from the 13/14 to the DVT models, but it's almost double the money.
 

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You're getting ripped off on either bike IMO... I bought a new 2016 S Touring (obviously not PP) for 15k CAD, which is just over 11k USD
 

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You're getting ripped off on either bike IMO... I bought a new 2016 S Touring (obviously not PP) for 15k CAD, which is just over 11k USD
So I should come to Canada to buy mine in the future?
 

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You're getting ripped off on either bike IMO... I bought a new 2016 S Touring (obviously not PP) for 15k CAD, which is just over 11k USD
Well, the price point is obviously lower on a S Touring versus the PP
However, I think it's safe to assume you somehow got a smoking deal that wouldn't be easily replicated by the rest of us schmucks paying retail 😀

Here's a US Nationwide search for 2016 S Touring models. Used and still selling for more than you paid new.
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I could have had the same deal on a Touring, but I had bought a lightly used 2016 S the year before. So yeah come to Canada lol.
 

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TBH I'd would readily travel here to buy a bike to save a few grand, lol. Wait until summer, buy it and ride home :p
 

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Much like your prescription drugs, apparently everything is cheaper there LOL
Actually, while riding through Canada, we talked to some Canadian bikers that said insurance was outrageous. Now this was a sample size of two, so I could be wrong but apparently that is NOT cheaper there!
 

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Actually, while riding through Canada, we talked to some Canadian bikers that said insurance was outrageous. Now this was a sample size of two, so I could be wrong but apparently that is NOT cheaper there!
I paid $7 a month on my 2007 R1, and $37 a month on my 2017 S1000R... vehicle insurance in Canada varies wildly based on where you live.
 

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Insurance is pricey in BC..my brother in Washington pays a fraction of what I do, bundles it with home and auto.
Seems Americans get all the cheap gas lol, $1.44 a litre here today.
 

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I went and looked at the bike yesterday. It was at a dealer that doesn't sell Ducati. They were kind of desperate to sell it. Although it had less than 10k miles, it seemed a little rough. Scuffs on the right side mirror and bar end, the right side exhaust shield was missing a bunch of paint (presumably from the previous owner's heels), the plastic seemed a little faded for it's age. No service records either, and considering it's 7 years old now, not knowing if it had belts done or not is kind of a turn-off. Smoking deal on the bike, but I think I'm going to pass.
 

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I went and looked at the bike yesterday. It was at a dealer that doesn't sell Ducati. They were kind of desperate to sell it. Although it had less than 10k miles, it seemed a little rough. Scuffs on the right side mirror and bar end, the right side exhaust shield was missing a bunch of paint (presumably from the previous owner's heels), the plastic seemed a little faded for it's age. No service records either, and considering it's 7 years old now, not knowing if it had belts done or not is kind of a turn-off. Smoking deal on the bike, but I think I'm going to pass.
Hmm... that sounds a bit suspicious... when my bike had 10k on the odo it still looked showroom fresh. I didn't start noticing substantial scuffing from boots until at least 30k miles. if it looks poorly maintained on the outside odds are good it's not had desmo service (and after 7 years it definitely needs it regardless of mileage).
 

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These bikes don’t age well unless looked after. I’ve seen a few less than 6000 mile bikes at the dealership for sale. They all had faded plastic and rust on various bolts and fasteners. I’ve also seen relatively high mileage examples that almost look showroom fresh, with just enough grime to show they’ve been used not abused..
 

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I've bought enough bikes over the years... Usually, when they look a little rough, there are issues and maintenance has been an afterthought... This one definitely looked a little rough. Hence why I passed on it. A deal can quickly turn into a money pit when it comes to Ducati LOL
 

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I have a ‘13 and love it. I had a ‘16 and could never warm up to it but I now have a ‘19 and think it’s the best bike I’ve ever owned. So for me it’s ‘13 or 1260 but skip the stuff in the middle. Btw ‘13 have LED low beams from the factory.
 
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