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My local Ducati dealer has a leftover '05 999bi demo with 1700 miles on the clock that they offered to me for $15.2.

What are the new '05 999 bikes going for?
 

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hunduc said:
I've seen them for $17K + fees (999)
I've seen them on Cycletrader.com for $14.5 to $15.5. I think $17k is pretty high.
 

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I bought mine brand new for 15,999 + 500 in fees (U.S. dollars, bought in San Francisco). That was last May, so I think that you should be able to better that now.
 

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Tax rate in San Fran is what 8.25% ? so there is at least $1300 in taxes.
Anyways somewhere between $15500 and 17000 :)
Unless you were able to ship th ebike out of the country I just noticed where you live
 

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hunduc said:
Tax rate in San Fran is what 8.25% ? so there is at least $1300 in taxes.
Anyways somewhere between $15500 and 17000 :)
Unless you were able to ship th ebike out of the country I just noticed where you live
I had it shipped to Washington state, so no California sales tax (nor Washington). As long as you ship out of state you do not have a pay taxes in the state you shipped from. You are lucky that you have no sales tax in Oregon.
I did have to pay the 14%, yes 14% sales taxes when I imported the bike into Canada.
 

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14% maybe you should have registered it in Calif lol
I've got a few months before I make my purchase so its driving me nuts going back and forth between a 749s or a 999s . I'm a good rider but I don't push it on the street and will probably do a few track days a year so a 999 is way more then I need , I have an 05gixxer1000 and yo never use all that you have. I've just been caught up in the "S" and the "R" after the #. Those letters are expensive :)


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Iam looking to possibly buy a 999, what's the difference between the "s" & "R"? Iam also looking to buy a 06' gsxr1000, but don't know which to buy, any advise?
 

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Iam looking to possibly buy a 999, what's the difference between the "s" & "R"? Iam also looking to buy a 06' gsxr1000, but don't know which to buy, any advise?

For overall performance, realiability and price the GSXR hands down. In fact, this week you can get an 06 OTD at the Marin dealership for what I heard is the unbelievable price of $10,400.

The GSXR1000 will run pass the 999R for a third of the price and a fraction of maintenance costs.

However, if I was a lottery winner I would buy the 999R.
 
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For overall performance, realiability and price the GSXR hands down. In fact, this week you can get an 06 OTD at the Marin dealership for what I heard is the unbelievable price of $10,400.

The GSXR1000 will run pass the 999R for a third of the price and a fraction of maintenance costs.

If I was a lottery winner I would buy the 999R.
Yeah, that's kind what I was thinking. A lot of my friends have 1000's, and they would leave me in the dust on our runs to Death Valley and Valley of Fire. I would then be past them once we get to the twisties, too much maintenance costs with a Duc. Been there, done that. Maybe when I his the "Mega Bucks", then you can buy almost any bike and not care. Thanks.
 

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It is usually the rider not the bike that makes the difference. If your buddies can smoke you on a Gixxer 1000 vs a Duc 999 then they can probably smoke you on a Gixxer 600 or 750 too. If you can't afford a Ducati then by all means get one of the excellent and affordable rice burners. A Corvette is cheaper than a Ferrari. I guess it depends what you're looking for.:think:
 

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If your heart is yearning for a DUC don't get the gixxer, he's right it will outperform 99% of the bikes out there but everyone has one. I went the Gixxer route and I think its a great bike but I still want the DUC
 

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It is usually the rider not the bike that makes the difference. If your buddies can smoke you on a Gixxer 1000 vs a Duc 999 then they can probably smoke you on a Gixxer 600 or 750 too. If you can't afford a Ducati then by all means get one of the excellent and affordable rice burners. A Corvette is cheaper than a Ferrari. I guess it depends what you're looking for.:think:
My buddies only smoke me on the straights, they like to hold the 1000's wide open for miles. I have a 750, with 147 RWHP but it's geared for the track. Therefore, my top end is limited to about 160 mph while they continue down the road at 170 or so. But once we are in the corners I usually leave most of them behind. The thing is with the new 1000's the guys that were at one time slower are faster now. I think the new 1000's make it easier for the average rider to go fast, be it maybe too fast for their own good. My question is will the 999R stay with the 1000's down the long straights and can it withstand prolonged stints at or near redline?
I love Ducati motorcycles, but come on what's with the $900 services? :eek:
 

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This isn't all that relevant to the thread but, I just ran into a friend who is a sales guy at a local Suzuki/Yamaha dealer. He just took in trade an '04 999S and wholesaled it out for $11K. Made me sick.

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