Sorry to dispute your point with facts, Tony. I have a BMW K1200LT - 2001. About 2 years after I bought the bike, I heard about the rear drive going to crap. Most times BMW made it right with the owners - but not 100% of the time.SouthsideDuc said:I'm sure you know the routine as much as anyone here. Extended warranties always bring more money than they send out.
I put together an extended warranty group buy. For my bike - with ABS coverage), it was basically $1000 for 4 years. half way through the second year, the alternator drive shaft went to crap at 48,000 miles. The BMW dealer said that they'd pull the rear suspension and tranny off to access the parts. While they were in there, I asked them to put it back together with a new clutch, pressure plate, and slave cylinder (you have to take everything off to get to the slave cylinder if it leaks. They just charged me for those parts and about $100 worth of other parts the insurance wouldn't cover. They charged the aftermarket insurance company for everything else. About $2500.
I think I got my money's worth. And I still have time on my warranty.
my position has been that an aftermarket warranty is a good thing on a Ducati - because of the issues I've seen.