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Used 899 No Warranty or 959 with Warranty?
Hi guys,

I've been investigating getting both an 899 and 959 Panigale. My preference is white silk, but I do love the red and at the right place I'd take one and opticoat it or something similar. Ill list some of the offers I have received for both below:

899
2014 899 White Silk with Termi Exhaust 2,000 miles (no warrranty) = $11,500
2014 899 White Silk Stock 6,000 miles (no warranty) = $10,000
2014 899 Red with Termis 10,XXX miles (no warranty) = $9,000

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2016 959 Red Stock with 3,800 miles (warranty) = $12,000
2016 959 White Silk Stock 1,800 miles (warrranty) = $12,999
2016 959 White Silk Stock 50 miles (warranty) = $13,400

Insurance for me came out to $680 for a full year on the 899 and $1,080 on the 959.

My questions are:

Is the 959 worth the upgrade from a performance standpoint?
Is the upgrade worth it alone just for a warranty?
How much have you owners utilized your warranty in the past?
What is the highest mileage bike you would consider?
Is it best just waiting until its nice out or trying to get a deal right now? (live in Chi)

I've been trying to get the best bang for buck, but some of this pricing is so close its hard to determine which direction to goo.

Thank you,

Kevin
 

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Q1 - Yes, the 959 is well worth the upgrade in price... the slipper clutch alone is worth about $850 (parts and cheap labor to install)
Q2 - don't understand, but Yes anyway
Q3 - I got a new gas tank 2 weeks ago
Q4 - I get mine new, always, because I'm anal and it's my 1st Ducati - the answer is entirely up to you and whether maintenance has been done by a professional and documented
Q5 - the longer you wait, the more miles they accrue and the less they are worth...

Don't even consider the 899 - the 959 with 50 miles is what you want
 

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Depending on the break-in methodology you trust and the bike's history, 50 miles or 5,000, the one thing you can trust is that in 5k miles, that engine has broken in and everything has seated. It hasn't detonated... If an amateur used that 50 miles to redline for 10 minutes cumulatively in a beach parking lot and sold it because he was a squid well, who knows what may happen there...
 

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The bike is meant to be ridden for miles... multistradas have been seen with >50k miles... I'm sure there are some over 100k...

If you plan to ride then ride. If you look at this as some kind of investment and you want to maintain the best possible resale, then neither the 899 nor the 959 will serve you the way you're hoping for.
 

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Get 959 with warrianty. I had similar dilema, brand new 959 vs low mileage 2014 1199 with all termi exhaust and many more uprgrades, same price but no warrianty. Very tempting. But I got new 959. Reason being that you dont know how bike was used.
In my mind nobody buys race bike just to "cruize' around town, yeah it cost more at first but at least if something bad happens Ducati will fix it. That 1199 was month after warrianty expired so no thanks
 

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Don't even consider the 899 - the 959 with 50 miles is what you want
Agree 100%. If you can spend a little more, then you are getting something "new", 50 on the clock is nothing.
Is it from dealer or private seller? What is the reason for selling it?
Good luck!!
 

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There are so many variables it's hard to narrow it down. You may be aware of this, but keep in mind the factory warranty is for two years / unlimited mileage and starts on the original sale date - not when you purchase it.
 
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