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This won't be the 1st time this type of thing has happened to me. I took a recently purchased 2004 749R into the dealer to have stuff I needed for track days done and ended up in the showroom looking at their 1200S T and it turns out its their demo. The owner was telling me about the bike and then said he'll need to sell it soon because his 2013 demo is on the way.

Curious as to what people are buying new ones for and how much more, if any, a demo unit could get off the MSRP.

I'm in SoCal if area matters at all.
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I bought my 2011 standard abs as a demo unit.

It was a ducati corporate demo, had 3k miles, all service records.
I got them to throw in a set of oem hard bags in the deal, and walked out for $14,900 otd
Craigslist is your friend.

I purchased a used 2011 MTS1200S Touring with 3K miles and a top case for 16K. Still have warranty until May 2013.
Wn you buy a demo, its essentially like buying. New bike. Its never been titled, warranty starts at your purchase, etc etc.

Yes it may have some miles, but its dealer serviced, and quite a discount on price!
I was debating for the longest time between STD and S and I was leaning towards STD due to cost of buying S. However, I waited some time and I think that wait had paid off. I got the bike I wanted (White Multi with bags and top case) and, best of all, it is the S model for $1,000 more than you. $1,000 extra for S Touring? I think that is a smoking deal (no offense, but I think the STD new was going for a few hundred more).

I think there was a thread on financing options (believe it's 0.9%, but unsure on which models and if it includes demos); however, if you're really set on a demo and you cannot get that low rate, I would highly suggest you get a loan through your local credit union.

IMHO, I would still search Craigstlist. I will even help you (as this had saved me TON of time): use this link to search entire Craigslist.

the standard new is $16,900
bags $1200

add tax and id around 20k out the door.
i ended up $14900 out the door, thats tax, title, bags, etc.

i feel i got a great deal, and purposely didnt want a S model because i just dont trust the elctronic suspension yet. i didnt want to deal with having to replace, fix anything on it down the road after the warranty ends.

if it was a non electronic ohlins i would have went for the S model

but the standard suspension is no slouch, and ill be sending it out to racetech to get re valved and re sprung this winter.
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