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Didn't get the bike yet however I have the option of purchasing a 3 year extended warranty for a total of 5 years coverage.

Any thoughts or recommendations.
 

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Hard to say. How long do you intend to keep the 959 for? IMHO I think it's worth it if anything needs to be replaced. If anything happens, Ducati parts are expensive and it'll give me a peace of mind.
 

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What VroomVroom said, it really depends on how long you plan to keep the bike. For me I've never purchased the "Ever Red" extended warranty because I turn my Duc's every two years or just before the warranty ends. But the 959 has taken me by surprise so much that I might just have to keep this one a little longer...


If you plan to keep it longer than two years then I would say YES for two reasons.


1. Warranty equals no worries.
2. The warranty can be transfered to the new owner for added value / resale.
 

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When I first bought my 1098 brand new I opted to go with the extended warranty. I mean it is a bit much but if anything were to ever happen it's more money out of your pocket. Parts for ducs ain't cheap. But for the piece of mind I just went with it. Did the same for my 03 748, got covered for a faulty TPS sensor that wasn't sychronizing. Thank god everything was covered.

However, I do agree with that much money you can just throw on a termi or buy all the fancy carbon bits to dress her up.
 

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I got one with my 959. Never got one with the Monster but that bike was exceedingly basic. More electronics on this bike equates to greater exposure to expensive failures. My Monster needed 3 plastic gas tanks (during that time all Monster tanks were plastic). They were $2000 each. The first two were replaced during the warranty period. The last was not. Fortunately, Ducati replaced the 3rd one out of kindness I suppose but nonetheless, Ducati parts are expensive.

The warranty I purchased for the 959 cover all costs associated with out of warranty repairs for 5 years and is transferable. Piece of mind has a price IMO. In this case, I was willing to spend the money.
 

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If you are going to finance the bike make sure you get a warranty that will last longer than your payments. Car, bike, boat, anything. The last thing you want is 3 years down the road is to still have to be making payments AND pay for something out of pocket. It's not fun.
I got 72 month total coverage for just 999 more. I also got the tires covered for 3 years. It's a great piece of mind.
 

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If you are going to finance the bike make sure you get a warranty that will last longer than your payments. Car, bike, boat, anything. The last thing you want is 3 years down the road is to still have to be making payments AND pay for something out of pocket. It's not fun.
I got 72 month total coverage for just 999 more. I also got the tires covered for 3 years. It's a great piece of mind.
Which warranty is that? My dealer never talked to me about an extended warranty. The 959 is a bike I want to keep, and I see the value of an extended warranty especially with the Ducati parts/service premiums.
 

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Which warranty is that? My dealer never talked to me about an extended warranty. The 959 is a bike I want to keep, and I see the value of an extended warranty especially with the Ducati parts/service premiums.


I have one from RPM, but Ever Red is the Ducati endorsed warranty extension...


Ducati - Ducati Ever Red - Ducati Ever Red


I am not positive, but the coverage the dealer provides appears to depend on whether they are exclusively a Ducati dealer or if they are a dealer that offer multiple brands of bikes.


The key is to ensure that you create a good relationship with the dealer you intend to have service your bike long term as they are going to be the interface between you and the coverage provider.


For instance, my clutch master started leaking and brake fluid touched my nose, upper, and lower left fairings. AMS, with whom I am close with, replaced them along with ordering the Corse decals and TechSpec grips and provided Ducati with the appropriate pictures despite them installing the CRG levers and Rizoma reservoirs (not that they were to blame, but...) and while Ducati balked at the $2500 parts and labor cost, they covered it. This is why I pay $100 an hour instead of installing parts myself. If anything goes wrong, you have the dealer to fight your case.


Ever Red is underwritten by Fidelity. I opted not to get a warranty with the BMW, but did cover the wheels and tires with the dealer plan since they are the forged upgraded PVM wheels.


I knew that I would be upgrading the wheels on the 899 from stock, so I didn't get coverage for my cast wheels and I now have Supercorsa tires installed and will continue to buy those instead.
 

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I took the ext. Warranty. Dealer gave me a good price. like 1150 for the 5 year. So my bike is covered till 2023. For that price I think it was worth the peace of mind. It is a tough call though. Feels like gambling.
 

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I've had terrible luck with BMWs and Audis brand new out of the box and perfect success with others, sometimes the same model or engine.

If you got the warranty for a price you're happy with then it was worth it.
 

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If you are going to finance the bike make sure you get a warranty that will last longer than your payments. Car, bike, boat, anything. The last thing you want is 3 years down the road is to still have to be making payments AND pay for something out of pocket. It's not fun.
I got 72 month total coverage for just 999 more. I also got the tires covered for 3 years. It's a great piece of mind.
Wow. So 4 years of additional warranty for just $999?
That sounds like a steal to me. Where did you get this, if you don't mind me asking?
 

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I purchased the extended warranty, and I expect it will pay off considering the warranty repairs I have needed within the first 3 months of ownership (water pump, spongy brakes).

Frankly, I am not sure how they intend to make money on that warranty. Usually, extended warranties are money makers for the issuers.
 

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I purchased the extended warranty, and I expect it will pay off considering the warranty repairs I have needed within the first 3 months of ownership (water pump, spongy brakes).

Frankly, I am not sure how they intend to make money on that warranty. Usually, extended warranties are money makers for the issuers.
How long, how much? :smile2:
 

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Wow. So 4 years of additional warranty for just $999?
That sounds like a steal to me. Where did you get this, if you don't mind me asking?
You get it through the Dealer. I got mine at Del Amo in LA near the airport but any dealer can do this.
But you know the best part? If something happens to your bike before the warranty is expired (stolen or totaled) the dealership has to buy back the pro-rated amount back!!!!

I just picked up a Hyper at Westlake Ducati and did another 48 months of extended warranty. I would do it every time.
 

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You get it through the Dealer. I got mine at Del Amo in LA near the airport but any dealer can do this.
But you know the best part? If something happens to your bike before the warranty is expired (stolen or totaled) the dealership has to buy back the pro-rated amount back!!!!

I just picked up a Hyper at Westlake Ducati and did another 48 months of extended warranty. I would do it every time.
Wow. Yeah this definitely seems like a no brainer. I will most likely be picking up a 1299 S with about 8 months of factory warranty left soon. Would I be able to just take it to any dealer and get this extended warranty? It doesn't have to be purchased when new as far as I can understand.
Am I understand it correctly than that you have Ducati Ever Red? Or who is your provider?
I've read a lot of bad stuff about the willingness of the Ever Red program to approve claims.
 
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