So what are the known problems of the 620 vs 695 vs colored vs Dark.... are these all the same bike?MarkV said:ducati's are fairly reliable for the most part... if your ducati proves to be unreliable the blame will most likely rest on either the service technicians, the service managers, the area dealer reps, and/or ducati north america customer service reps' inabilities/lack of motivation to follow through a task or any combination there of.
oh yeah keep in mind the history of the particular model that captures your fancy.... which include but are not limited to flakey rockers, leaking batteries, cracked frames, cracked swingarms, cracked headstuds, loose flywheel nuts, loose oil galley plugs, poor wiring, bad clutch slaves, etc...
+1 When I quit riding mine like it was made of glass it really got in it's groove. Minimal maintenance, and my cost of ownership hasn't been bad at all so far. 15000 miles in 6 months and the only real issues are self-inflicted.baadaaboo said:the 748 & 996 have an unknown electrical problem, such as the battery dies ever 6 months. My monster doesn't have this problem and have been owning it for 18 months.
The vertical cylinder gasket may leaks. Other then that... I didn't have anymore problems.
My true experience is... believe it or not the engine runs better if you ride it like it's stolen. More you baby it, more problem you'll have.