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Regrettably sold my '08 Hyper S and am now looking at the a newer used SP. My bike had zero issues in 5 yrs of ownership but i've seen a lot of bad press about the electrics on the new ones...is this over blown or a genuine concern?

Did quality control go down when Audi purchased them? Seems the opposite would be true.

Any info, insights appreciated and thanks,

Endoz
 

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Just search and you'll see.

The starter motor is a common one. Some early models were plagued with a coil failure. A few have had a fuse related problem. Mine has had a few issues, but I do love the bike and it's been great lately.
 

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10k Km and had no more issues than other brands.

I think you know Ducati has never been known for state of the art electronics. I mean for example BMW uses its CAN BUS architecture where ducati still approaches it kind of traditional. Now with Audi in I don't think it has changed much for the up to 2015 models.

The new 936 Hyper comes out soon but it is basically the same bike as the 821 with a newer engine. Will have to open under the seat to learn.

Love the bike its 1.5m wheel base combined with long legs has it a nice mix of SM and naked. I got brake discs changed now the ones I have are less of the pulsating issue but I do think it is also a design topic rather than rider. But braking is always good, no vibrations while riding.

No electrical or electronic issues. I haven't got that famous starter motor issue.

Make sure all recalls have been applied (like with any other bike), get it checked with a specialised Ducati prior buying and it shall be ok IMO.

Bike steals the looks, people see a Ducati in it plus it sounds distinctive. Changed the pipe of course. It does many things well.

I think also the bad reports come with bad dealers who don't know well how to work on these bikes. Because even if with problems a good experience dealer would sort them out so you won't go through any inconveniences.

Dealers do need and get frequent training from Ducati.

Last word is. Ducati is still Ducati, not only makes bikes that have compromises as per design (because is their philosophy) but also still carry on with some ways of designing components which are not totally modern (when you compare for example against a modern BMW).
 

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10k Km and had no more issues than other brands.

I think you know Ducati has never been known for state of the art electronics. I mean for example BMW uses its CAN BUS architecture where ducati still approaches it kind of traditional. Now with Audi in I don't think it has changed much for the up to 2015 models.
This post has some misinformation.

The strada and motards are CAN BUS. If you do mods, this is important to know.

The fact is that most electronics on modern machines are off the shelf stuff tuned for the bike at hand. The abs on ducs is the same as on BMW etc - Bosch.

The reliability of Ducati is rated higher than BMW. BMW has, over the years been pretty egregious in terms of design flaws on first year machines. Of course, none equal the Japanese.

I agree that ,while there have been issues with the motards, and Ducati has not gotten out in front of it, to their credit they do the repairs in or out of warranty. The dealer is important here. Apart from my TCU - which everyone should have checked now - mine has been stone cold reliable. A wonderful machine.
 

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I've had the starter motor replaced, the TCU was upgraded, one fork seal replaced 500 after I bought the bike from new, one O2 censor replaced. So a few problems but everything was fixed under warranty, and despite those problems, I love this bike !!!
 

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I have a 14 SP first problem stall canister removed problem fixed. Second false neutral, ducati common problem just need strong shifting. 3rd hard to star took it to a dealer Euro Sport they couldn't replicate the problem they just charged me for the diagnose and saying that bike literary has to be dead in order to get it fix. Then took the bike to Fast By Ferracci Problem resolved motor replaced. I really love the bike and I am planning to get extended warranty just to be sure.
 

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This post has some misinformation.

The strada and motards are CAN BUS. If you do mods, this is important to know.

The fact is that most electronics on modern machines are off the shelf stuff tuned for the bike at hand. The abs on ducs is the same as on BMW etc - Bosch.

The reliability of Ducati is rated higher than BMW. BMW has, over the years been pretty egregious in terms of design flaws on first year machines. Of course, none equal the Japanese.

I agree that ,while there have been issues with the motards, and Ducati has not gotten out in front of it, to their credit they do the repairs in or out of warranty. The dealer is important here. Apart from my TCU - which everyone should have checked now - mine has been stone cold reliable. A wonderful machine.
Ok sorry. But having opened both bikes and a Diavel looking at the documented diagrams on the electronics and comparing brands BMW has better quality. Cabling, logic arrangement of all. Of course now the vendors are pretty much the same on all these bikes.

I think Ducati is doing great progress, here where I am have good dealer network and I take Ducati for what they are don't try to see them as others. I love my Ducati bikes and want to always have at least one in the garage (have 2 Ducs and one BMW now).

It is nasty to have an issue while riding on a road be highway or mountain pass but how do you guarantee that it won't happen regardless of brand?

BTW I am looking to change my 821 for a 939! just waiting for the test rides to begin, particularly because of the Ohlins which I've tested in the Monster 1200 R and liked a lot.
 

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Appreciate all the info, i'll make sure the dealer has gone over the bike, they are a reputable local dealership but you never know.

Look forward to riding the 821 to see how the Hyper has evolved, but just found out about the new 936! Agghh...may wait.

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If the bike does not come with a functional warranty ... i would seriously suggest you reconsider.

Is like playing russian roulette... 5 in 6 people will tell you they are trouble free...

Cheers !
 
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