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Any New 1198SP Leftovers Out There?

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Does anyone know of any leftover 1198SP's sitting on dealership floors?
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There are no new SPs available according to my local dealer, Pro Italia; however, a few low-miles examples are showing up (owners moving to Pani's? Or Scared by the SP's beastly power?).

Pro Italia has a black/red one in its pre-owned list (from the price it appears you'd be saving about 4k off original cost as new): Album 1 « Gallery 301 « Pre-Owned Motorcycles – Pro Italia Motorcycles

Good Luck in your search!
There were quite a few red ones in the cycle trader last month.
That was commented on in another thread - those adds in CT are out of date but can only be updated periodically, and that hadn't yet happened. One of this forum's members checked a couple of those and got the sad (but true) news: there are no brand new, unregistered 1198SPs for sale in the States.

Best bet is to keep an eye out for low mile used ones. It's not so bad since that will save you the sales tax plus all the dealer fees. Better move quick when you see them available, though.
Thanks. I will check them out.
I think AvGuy is seeing things - or else he confused a Hyper SP for an 1198 SP: Here is Ducati Milwaukee's current new bike inventory (as of today):

Current New Inventory | Ducati Milwaukee
I just got an email from the dealer, they only have a used 1198SP. No more new ones.
Nothing wrong with a used one if it is lightly used and well cared-for. :)
It's been up for a while, price was dropped $1.5k and I saw it go up on ebay and not sell.

2011 Ducati 1198SP ****Price Reduced****

All that raises an eyebrow, being on Craigslist and all but methinks it's a good price.

No affiliation with the seller whatsoever, just been ogling the listing.
The add says 15.5k asking price and the bike has 6500 miles on it. That price is 3 to 4K less than I've seen elsewhere but the mileage is more than twice as much as typical for a used year-old SP. Keep in mind the first full service is due at 7500, and that will be $1500 or more. Still, if the bike hasn't been tracked, crashed, or dropped, it could be a great deal - and it is a red one.

[But my guess is that if the OP was looking for a new one he might not want an example with so many miles (for its age)]
7500 mile service isn't $1,500, that's the 15,000 miles service. And it is considered a "minor" service (just valves), while the 15,000 mile interval is for belts.

Still, you are looking around $800 for that 7,500 mile service. But at $15,500, I have have to jump on a plane and fly to SoCal!
You may have a different experience with your local dealers, but I've been through two valve check and adjust procedures on a previous Duc and neither cost less than 1200, with the second (15K) service costing $1800 (and that was with an S4RS Testastretta Monster, which takes fewer labor hours than an 1198).

Anytime the desmo valves need adjusting it's a major service, nothing 'minor' about it. For the 1198 series superbikes (not the Diavel and not the MS), the major service interval is 7500 miles.
...A local race shop quoted me $1,200 for all the 15000 mile services, plus a fork service (seals, oil, etc.), plus K&N and coolant flush. They have a Duc mechanic on staff...
Well, Collins, I could use independent shops/techs too and save a bundle, but I'm cautious about the warranty for my SP, so all non-trivial work goes through the dealer. If it means I have to pay more to play it safe, so be it.
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