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Re: Big Decision: 2003 M800 NEW vs. 2002 M750 w/21

My first reaction would be the 750 - $1000 less and close to home. More money to get goodies if that is your thing. ;)

Would you pick up the bike 400 miles away and trailer it home, or have it shipped?

Is the new for $6500 out the door or with out prep, tax, etc...?

I say 750 - sounds like a better deal, but I don't know the details. Either way man, you're getting a monster, Good Luck!
 
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Re: Big Decision: 2003 M800 NEW vs. 2002 M750 w/21

I don't own either bike; but, everyone raves about the M800 being a drastically better bike than the 750 (at least in the engine category). A warranty and roadside service is worth something as we all know modern marvels do breakdown on occasion. I'd opt for the M800 if it were me.....Price wise, I think either could be a deal. Ride safe!
 

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Re: Big Decision: 2003 M800 NEW vs. 2002 M750 w/21

400 miles is about the same distance from Glasgow to London where I have bought four bikes in the past. Smashing day out, fly down in the morning and ride the bike home. I would get a ride on an 800 demo' before you go for the 750.
 
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Re: Big Decision: 2003 M800 NEW vs. 2002 M750 w/21

more power, a 6th gear, and new? i'd vote for the 800 for the extra coin. is the $6500 price for the 800 "haggled" or MSRP?
 

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Re: Big Decision: 2003 M800 NEW vs. 2002 M750 w/21

Looks like they're both good deals. I always compare the prices at Wilson's in Fresno (http://www.wilsonsmc.com/2003.htm) to determine if a price is good, and their M800 is $8000. I would probably choose the closer bike and save $1000, but if, in your heart, you really want the M800, go get it. 8)

_________________________________________________And please go cancel all of those other posts you put in the other topics. One is enough, and it belongs only here. :mad:
 

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Re: Big Decision: 2003 M800 NEW vs. 2002 M750 w/21

I have a 750 and really like it. I say go for the 800. I heard it is a big difference in power, and like strati saida 6th gear. Doesn't sound like that much of a luxury but I'm always searching for it especially on the hwy. Plus the 800 is new. Distance issue, well you probably don't want my advice considering I drove over 1000 miles round trip to pick up my duc. Either way you will be happy I know.

-Patrick
 

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Re: Big Decision: 2003 M800 NEW vs. 2002 M750 w/21

the 750 have a year and half, that mean in 6 month 1200miles (20.000km ou 2 years) services (that somme thing that MUST be maid this year, and this price shoud be include in the price of the 750). the diffrence of price between the two is thin view like this.

go for the 800.

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Re: Big Decision: 2003 M800 NEW vs. 2002 M750 w/21

I paid $8600 for my M800 last summer. $6500 is quite a price reduction. Maybe I should have waited....... :-/

Get the 800
 
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Re: Big Decision: 2003 M800 NEW vs. 2002 M750 w/21

get the 800 hands down! i had a 2001 750 and now i have the 2003 800. the 800 is a much better bike, better engine, suspension- i know they spec the same, but the 800 forks are different and work much better. the seat on the 800 is a big step up compared to the previous ducati monster seats. the 6th gear makes a big difference with the smaller tank when travelling and not thrashing it. the transmission feels like it shifts better and it is much easier to find neutral, it also broke in much faster. i have put almost the same amount of miles on this bike in 4 months that took me a year to accumulate on the 750. i agree with a previous post- make a day of it and go get the bike when the weather suits, fly or take the train on your way to the bike. then ride it home and smile!
 

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Re: Big Decision: 2003 M800 NEW vs. 2002 M750 w/21

Hey radian rider just curious where the name came from? Inquisitive because I have a yamaha radian that I bought as my first bike.

-Patrick
 
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Re: Big Decision: 2003 M800 NEW vs. 2002 M750 w/21

Thanks so much to everyone for the help and advice. I think I'm leaning towards the 800. Price is from a dealer trying to clear out old stock (I guess). I thought $6,500 was a deal, too. The 2002 750 has gone up to $5,700 (at least) so it's pushing me twds the 800 also.

Thanks again to all for being generous with your time and expertise.

Don't stop, though! ;D
 

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Re: Big Decision: 2003 M800 NEW vs. 2002 M750 w/21

Check out the difference in insurance (the extra 50cc may make a big differnce or none at all). Now if the 750 is at a Ducati delaer there is no good reason why they would also not fix your bike bought at a different dealer (other than attitude), so they shoudl honour the 800s waranty. If they are not a Ducati dealer you will need to take the 750 to the dealer 400mi away anyways. Also try and get an 800 from the 750 dealer for the same price (see if he will match it???). All being equal go for the newer bike:

Improved engine
higher future resale
more power Mmmmmm more power...

jl
 
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