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Hi guys,

I've found a red 2001 748, with 17500 miles and Termis. It looks very clean, maintenance was done by a well-regarded, authorized dealer in my area and has had only one owner. The seller is asking 12000$ canadian for it (11000$ US).

Is this a good deal? What should I look for? This woud be my firstbike ever. Thanks for your comments.
 

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waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much money...

I don't think a 748 is a good "first bike" by any means. It's an advanced bike for advanced riders regardless of the power output.
 

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Ouch....don't know about the market in Canada, but in the USA, you'd be looking in the $6500-$8500 USD range for that bike, depending on the condition. To pay $11,000 USD would be a bit steep, as my brand new 2002 (in the spring of 2003) was only $10,800 once I talked them down.
 

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My $.02 (American)

Price - I agree with the previous poster, that sounds high. I was looking in the later half of last year and saw many under $10K US. One owner is nice, but not that nice, and the mileage isn't exactly low.

First Bike - As has been dicussed in previous postings (do a search), most would advise against a Ducati as your first bike. They are expensive to fix and a majority of people drop their first bike.

Good luck and keep looking - hopefully for a cheap UJM - Universal Japanese Motorcycle (try Cycletrader, Walnecks or other Ducati websites if you're determined to get a Ducati).

Ciao
 

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Raptor01 said:
Hi guys,

I've found a red 2001 748, with 17500 miles and Termis. It looks very clean, maintenance was done by a well-regarded, authorized dealer in my area and has had only one owner. The seller is asking 12000$ canadian for it (11000$ US).

Is this a good deal? What should I look for? This woud be my firstbike ever. Thanks for your comments.
uh, i have a yellow 48 with 17.7k miles, valve job with 30 miles on it and MBP opners, new tires, and some other legit mods for sale at $7123. of course i'm not pricing it to sell.

$11,000. that's like protecting your money by keeping it in a furnace.
 

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I agree the price may seem high, but we pay more for everything here near the North Pole.

For example, a new 749s is $14,995 USD, but in Canada retails for $19,995 CND (about $18200 USD at the current exchange rate). That's before taxes, btw, which can be as high as 15%.

Anybody need a good IT consultant? I'd move south anytime!!! ;-)
 

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but Dominic....do you really want to leave Montreal?!?!?....C'mon...all the fun stuff there is considered politically incorrect here....I look forward to the next chance I can go up there and visit Montreal again and maybe spend a little time there and at a few places near Lavalle(spelling?)....some buddies of mine go up there pretty regularly!....they showed me a pretty decent time last time....and I would love to see the F1 GP there again!....yeah...I'm a tourist...but I made money at Casino Montreal!
 

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Yikes!

:eek: I hope you get something besides health care for all that extra $$$.

I thought our 8.8% sales tax was bad :mad: (not really so bad with no income tax)

Maybe he should head south and bring it back across the border? Or would they just nail you with a bunch more taxes? (It's a pretty big price difference though).
 

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Dominic, I have to agree with everybody else. I purchased a 02 748 with Termi exhaust, CF rear hugger, chip and battery tender and only paid 7300 for it back in Feb. from Ducati Seattle. And it only had 13,500 miles on it. BTW it had just gone through the 12k service also. So I think they want way too much money, IMO.
 

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I thought about that, but duties would kill me... and I would still have to pay taxes on it!

FYI, our healthcare stinks, and you should see (and feel) our roads. Some mountain bike trails are smoother, and I've seen potholes big enough to swallow children.
 

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Crazy! :crazy: Our potholes aren't that bad.

It says you're looking for a 749S, I think you're looking at the wrong bike :D

Seriously though, buy a cheap bike, ride it for a year - all over the place, all kinds of conditions. If something happens to it, it won't break your heart (or your bank account). Then buy the bike of your dreams. Good luck ...
 

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WAY to much i am picking one up a 99 748 in a week for 6k with 17,6xx miles on the odometer but it has a new motor with only 5k miles on it and the original motor. NADA is about $5,835 for a 99.
 

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Do you pay duties on the sale price, or some book value price?
 

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way to high!!!!
you could find better bikes for cheaper,
if its from monette, throw him a crazy price ,see what he tells you.
sign on the spot.

i imported my 998, ( 1425 miles )took some time,
eliminated the middleman,
saved a few bucks.

if you need help finding one, PM me and i'll help you out.
fellow montrealer,
nat.
 

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no duties to pay ,only a $200 dollar import fee.as well most dealers won't charge you tax.i saved 6thou when i bought my new 749 but the prices have been slowly adjusting .retail on ducs is huge here,as well a ss termi is 3000.the used price is a tad high but then i've yet to see a decent used superbike for 10 or less north of the border.
 

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Hi Nat,

The 748 is sold by EuroMoto in Laval, but I'll put a cross on it; I just took a look at Monette's used stock, and he's got way better deals. I may PM you anyway, importing is another option I could consider. Thanks!
 

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...importing is another option I could consider. Thanks!
importing is a royal pain in the arse....I was looking at buying a bike from a Canadien and have him bring it across the border into Detroit(he lived 10 minutes away across the border) and Forward Air it to me...and found out to register it and all...it would be more of a hassle than a salvage bike.
 
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