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Hey guys ! Long time.......... Hope all is well
So local dealer has a leftover 14 S touring with bags. (Demo)
1000 miles. Red. Never titled. Warranty expired a month ago.
Will possibility throw in a aftermarket warranty to offset that problem.
Wants 15k for the bike.
Should I bite? Always wanted one, seems close to fair. Seems the 15s are having some fueling probs and still at MRSP. and my long awaited dream enduro is going to be about 24k.
If yes, what does it need service wise that I should negotiate?
Reflash latest map? When was the first big service due? Other bugs?
I appreciate the help.
Happy holidays.
Cal
 

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Every demo, I've heard sold, all have factory warranty.

I've bought a couple of demo cars and the mileage, on the vehicle at the time of purchase, did not count against the factory warranty mileage.

As regards the 2015's and 2016's, all the teething issues have been addressed by Ducati, someone correct me here if I've missed something, mine's totally sorted.
 

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^ I agree with ya, Chris. The 2014 DS MTS was a well sorted out bike, especially its motor. I don't recall if there were issues with the fuel sending unit or not but all else seemed to work and work well.
 

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Just confirming what others have said. Mine too was a previously untitled demo. It came with full warranty effective on my purchase date.
 

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^ I agree with ya, Chris. The 2014 DS MTS was a well sorted out bike, especially its motor. I don't recall if there were issues with the fuel sending unit or not but all else seemed to work and work well.
There were but the latest rev sensor seems to have fixed the problem. Other than that I've put 7,000 trouble free miles on mine and I love it. It is a bit tall and the stock seat isn't the most comfortable but I put the DP comfort seat on and it works much better. The rear brake isn't the best but mine does work.

First major service is at 15,000 miles. The bike you're looking at should have just had the first service, the break in service. The next service is at 7500 miles but that isn't a major service. Just make sure the tires and fluids look fresh. If the brake or clutch fluids look dark I'd see if they'll Put new fluid in and bleed the system for you. Check to see if they've updated the fuel sending unit to the rev D sensor. Otherwise you should be good to go. I'm not aware of any map updates. As oalvarez said, the dual spark Multi is a well sorted bike.

Stock windscreen is a bit too small. I have a Cee Bailey +1 screen in smoke on mine and it works much better. Still get some wind roar but it is not as bad as the stock screen. I ride with it in the highest position all the time.

I bought mine new a year ago and I was able to get it for $16.9k with the factory warranty.

Best bike I've ever owned by far.

I'd say $15k is at the high end of price for a used Multi, and even though it has never been titled it is a used bike... and a two year old bike at that. I agree that they should throw in the factory warranty. Check what used Multis are selling for in your area and use that to help negotiate.

Otherwise, if you're happy with the deal, I say go for it. You won't regret it.
 

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Thanks guys !!

Keep em coming.
they are telling me warranty wise that it starts when it was "put into service". odd. confirmed that it was never titled…..
This dealer is pretty good and i know the salesman personally. They work on my 06 BMW GS and the BMWs and Duc before that.

Now i find they are wanting to add the usual bs, shipping, destination, doc fee. etc. <sigh> Are you guys paying all that stuff too?

ok, let me screw this thread up a little. buy the 14 or wait and splurge on the 16 Multi Enduro with the alum bags and 19 inch front wheel?

Thanks !!
 

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Thanks guys !!

Keep em coming.
they are telling me warranty wise that it starts when it was "put into service". odd. confirmed that it was never titled…..
This dealer is pretty good and i know the salesman personally. They work on my 06 BMW GS and the BMWs and Duc before that.

Now i find they are wanting to add the usual bs, shipping, destination, doc fee. etc. <sigh>

ok, let me screw this thread up a little. buy the 14 or wait and splurge on the 16 Multi Enduro with the alum bags and 19 inch front wheel?

Thanks !!
Yeah, I got dinged for a $900 setup fee too...

Are you planning on taking the bike off-road? The Multi is brilliant on pavement so if you aren't planning on much, or any, off road adventures then I'd definitely recommend the Multistrada.
 

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I have bought demo bikes and usually the warranty starts when the bike was put into service and not when sold. That said the dealer should supply an extended one for you.

I may be a bit jaded but get the 14. It is in the best years of the Multi's IMHO. I would say that is a fair price just going of what used ones are selling for around here, especially if they throw the extended warranty in. The 15 just does not have the Ducati soul of the 14. Don't get me wrong the DVT engine is brilliant but just different. Of course I am the guy that is in love with my 94 900cc air cooled engine with just gobs of Ducati soul.

I have a 14 Hyper and compare that 821 engine to the DVT in that they are great engines and put out a lot of power but don't seem to come on strong until the R's come up a bit. Not that there is anything wrong with that. ;)

Maybe they have hidden it in other costs but I have never paid setup and dock fees for any bike I have ever purchased. That is their overhead as far as I am concerned. It is very negotiable. :grin2:
 

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I may be a bit jaded but get the 14. It is the best year of the Multi's.

Thats debatable , but definately a good year , and your entitled to say it as you own that year.
 
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Thats debatable , but definately a good year , and your entitled to say it as you own that year.
I did not mean to offend. :( I guess I should have said it is in the best SERIES of the Multi. IMHO :)

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they are telling me warranty wise that it starts when it was "put into service". odd. confirmed that it was never titled…..
This is also what my local dealer in California told me about the demo model they had on offer.

ok, let me screw this thread up a little. buy the 14 or wait and splurge on the 16 Multi Enduro with the alum bags and 19 inch front wheel?
You can put aluminum bags on any model if you're willing to use aftermarket mounts (ex: SW-Motech). If you plan to spend a lot of time riding off-road, then it might make sense to wait for the Enduro (or buy a KTM). I have no intention of riding off road, so I wanted a bike with 17" wheels so I could mount any of my favorite road tires.

I was in your boat at the end of October and ended up purchasing a 2016 1200S. It was about $5K more than a 2014 demo (which had a few months left on the warranty) but I figured if I was going to spend that kind of money, I might as well get all the goodies: smooth DVT engine, lean-angle sensitive ABS, wheelie control, Skyhook Evo, improved switchgear, TFT display, LED headlight + cornering lights, factory cruise control, etc. Don't let anyone fool you into thinking the DVT engine doesn't have "character" or "soul". This isn't a bland Japanese inline-4; there are still two 600cc pistons slamming around in there so you're not going to forget you're riding a big twin!

By the same token, don't let anyone convince you the DVT bikes are perfect. All of the major problems have been fixed but there are still minor issues that need sorting. I, personally, think the ECU map/fueling still needs work. The 2nd-gear/35mph stumble seems to be fixed but power is still a bit soft in the 3-5K RPM range. Anyone who tells you the current map is perfect hasn't seen the dyno charts, which don't look anything like the ones on Ducati's website.
 

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I did not mean to offend.


I was never offended ,I knew that was not your intention, my skin is not that thin , I also think 2014 was a great year .
 

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Pricing seems fair based on what my dealer is offering for their 2014 demo. I ended up buying a 2014 GT new that my dealer discounted down to about $17,900 BEFORE adding freight and setup and taxes. Consider that option if you can, not sure where you're based. I think after all the fees it was just around $19k for mine.

I like the DVT motor/bike/dash etc but the deal was really good on this '14 and I didn't feel that strongly about the '15.
 

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So they've used it as a demo and state they won't give you a warranty, but expect you to pay the dealer fees, etc., I call Bull Crap, is this Bloodworth?

If you don't get a warranty, it's a used bike and you DONT pay any of those fees.....
 

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Damn. Went to the dealer this am. it was quiet with christmas coming and all.
looked at the 14 demo. it was perfect. not a blemish. Had the first service.
It's calling me. Started deal talking. I left to "cool off" cause i had the fever.
Came home, sat on the red GS, said out loud< "you dont need another bike".

Didnt work. I want it.
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Chris,

Yep Bloodworth. i think they MIGHT put a 2 yr RPM 1 extended warranty on it. we are working that.
 

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Hey guys ! Long time.......... Hope all is well
So local dealer has a leftover 14 S touring with bags. (Demo)
1000 miles. Red. Never titled. Warranty expired a month ago.
Will possibility throw in a aftermarket warranty to offset that problem.
Wants 15k for the bike.
Should I bite? Always wanted one, seems close to fair. Seems the 15s are having some fueling probs and still at MRSP. and my long awaited dream enduro is going to be about 24k.
If yes, what does it need service wise that I should negotiate?
Reflash latest map? When was the first big service due? Other bugs?
I appreciate the help.
Happy holidays.
Cal
I just picked up the same model and year last month but mine was brand new, 4 miles on the clock. Full warranty and got it for $16k. I had the dealer throw out the freight and set up cost, etc etc etc. I did take advantage of the promo offer Ducati has on their 2014 MTS which is an automatic $2500 off the top.

I have to honestly say I have had my share of warranty work right from the get go.
 

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Just purchased 2014 multi s touring, paid $19,000, 6 year warranty and 3 years all maintenence warranty which includes 2 tires and 1 battery, including tax. Bike has 5 miles, titled as new.

Thinking about sc project exhaust.
 

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They should be giving you the full factory ducati warranty. It is a demo and should still be sold as a "new bike" especially since it was never registered.
 
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