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post #1 of 6 Old 06-07-2007, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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Ducati service costs

Always heard the horror stories of service intervals, and the associated high costs with owning a Ducati? Me too. Anyway, ushering in the new 1098, Ducati is trying very hard to lure the sportbike guys away from the big Japanese mfr's. Quoting up to 50% less in the cost of service on the new machine. Interesting how dealers are disagreeing with Ducati North America.

A case of Caveat Emptor if ever I heard one.

http://www.bikeland.org/story.php?storyID=30661

The introduction of the bulletin reads:

“Dear Service Manager,

This is to inform you that Ducati Motor Holding has changed the service maintenance program starting with the MY 2007 production motorcycles. All 2007 Maintenance Schedules will be posted online at www.ducatiusa.com in the Dealer Only area under MRP/Service.

There appears to be some confusion regarding the service intervals on all MY 2007 models. Ducati Motor Holding has extended by 25% the maintenance service intervals giving us an opportunity to change the customer perception that our product is “high maintenance”. In order to achieve such goal it is very important that all Ducati dealers will cooperate by applying to all 2007 customers the lower maintenance cost recommended by the factory.

Ducati North America is expecting some variability in what the dealers are charging for scheduled maintenance based on individual labor rates, but in order to change the customers perception of high maintenance it is very important that all dealers will follow the factory guide lines that is reflecting a substantial reduction in parts and labor cost from the MY 2006 services.”

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post #2 of 6 Old 06-07-2007, 10:39 AM
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I can vouch for Gengras in CT. A good place even for H-D's. Valley Motorsports in Northampton, MA was once a decent place but has been going downhill for the past several years and doesn't seem to care!

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That's great Ridge! Thank you for the insight!
I am waiting for their service cost to be much lower...

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What is the plural for 'penis'?

That's what 9 out of 13 dealer shops are. Penie? Peneye?, Peni? I don't know but they are all dicks.

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It is truly amazing what douche bags the owners of most dealers are. Then they hire more masengales to work for them. How in the hell do they selling anything at these places. I will travel 3 hours next time before I by at our local ones.

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