I understand Ducati bikes cost more for insurance, replacement parts, after market parts, msrp, maintenance, etc., but I want to know how much more (per year) does it really cost to own a Ducati (particularly the 848 evo.) I have heard the cost for Ducati bikes have been decreasing throughout the last couple of years though. Is this true? Lastly, I want to know weather or not you think the extra cost of owning a Ducati is worth getting one or should I stick with the Japanese bikes.
How much more is the Ducati 848 compared to a Japanese bike like the zx6r or zx10r?
Answer by Fred
I was tempted..and still am.. But haven’t acted on it largely by the distance and long wait for any mechanical service. But that will vary on location.
Something about the way it just looks fast sitting stationary on the show room floor…but in reality it’s not that much faster if at all? It may be built for the curve …but it’s not built for the road…life has it’s trade offs!
Answer by Candid Chris
MY rate and YOUR rate will differ as insurance costs go. (been riding for 50+).
As for parts cost on the Ducati, about 10-20% higher than average, (owned two Ducati, several other brands).
Picking your bike?!?
Well, it’s like picking your nose, some are real boogers, so are snot.
Answer by Billy Blowfly
Its sometimes difficult to find someone to work on Ducatis. I own a 1098S. It is fast, but no faster than a big Jap bike. It handles brilliantly but I can’t ride it for more than an hour and a half continually because it becomes uncomfortable like all sports bikes. I also own a CBR600RR which is about 50km/hr slower. In all other aspects its about the same as the Ducati. It just sounds different. I enjoy the Honda but I LOVE the Ducati