I test rode a lot of bikes before I got my 2015 821. My dealer was cool enough to line up a whole bunch of bikes including a new Diavel Carbon, a couple Triumph Triples, Yamaha FZ-09. When I showed up, the Ducati was last on my list, I wanted to like the Triumph or the Yamaha. But once I got on the Monster, I was sold. It felt like a part of me when I rode it, so agile.
And, it sounded like God when I revved the engine the first time and everyone at the stoplight stopped and turned.
It came with a Gianelli carbon fiber exhaust, fender eliminator, adjustable levers and a couple little things which told me the previous owner did exactly what I would have done and probably knew what he was doing. The salesman said that the previous owner is part of the local Ducati club but I always take what salesmen say with a grain of salt.
I took a hard look at a new 821, and the dealer said I would get $600 cash back so he would install an exhaust with that money.
I just loved the 2015. I hummed and hawed a while, and the dealer didn't pressure me, just asked what I was taking into consideration. I said that the new bike has a warranty and I don't know the exact history of the used bike. He gave me a full warranty for $20 a month. Problem solved! I bought the 2015 with 7k miles for $7399 which is quite a reduction from the price of the new one. I am very very happy! Love love love this bike!
PS- I could not see anything but my arms in the stock mirrors and wanted to try some bar-end mirrors, so I bought Arrow bar-end mirrors for $30 for the PAIR off of Amazon. I thought they would be junk just to try out before I invest $240 in a pair of CRGs but I am surprisingly happy with them!
Last edited by JDThaddeus; 05-25-2018 at 04:04 PM.