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    Help me find my new ride

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    Well I had not panned on buying a bike this season, but with this beautiful weather I am getting tempted. When I sold my bike in Nov I had been looking at an 09 April Mana 850. I have yet to check it out but its still for sale, I see new adds popping up for it all the time. I have done some research on it so I am intrigued to actually see it.

    I did contact an Aprilla dealer to get more info as well and basically told me it would be considered a high end bike and it has low KM and told its in impeccable shape. It is a private sale.

    Whats your thoughts on that model, decent or good vehicle. I don't want to waste my time if its a mess of a machine and a ***** to repair.

    Thanks

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    Re: Help me find my new ride

    It's an automatic.

    I haven't ridden it but it should be a great bike. It will very likely cost more to own and operate than a generic jap bike.

    I would be concerned about a bike being for sale for six months. Either there is something wrong with the bike or the price.

    Call George at Corsa Mecchanica if you need the poop on the mana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyGhost View Post
    It's an automatic.

    I haven't ridden it but it should be a great bike. It will very likely cost more to own and operate than a generic jap bike.

    I would be concerned about a bike being for sale for six months. Either there is something wrong with the bike or the price.

    Call George at Corsa Mecchanica if you need the poop on the mana.
    Thank you. I called a dealer who was fantastic. We discussed pricing and what I should expect to pay privately. The seller is pretty on par. He wants $3500. But told to try and get it for $3000. I donít know how motivated the seller really is. But the price has not changed and he is sitting with it. I was told it would be a hard bike to resell privately but no issues on a trade it. Told it was not a common model in North America but itís still being sold in Europe.


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    Thanks. I saw George. And he believes the mana is too large. He did have my dream machine. But itís out of my price range. I may have found one two years older in Quebec that I am contemplating. Of my dream is a Ducati monster and looking for the 696.


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    when you say too large, as in total size? weight? seat height?
    having a short inseam greatly reduces the possibilities
    other than cruisers and small cc stuff, most bikes have gotten quite tall

    you had an SV650 prior I think?
    and it was a poor fit
    what didn't you like about it?

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    The mana was too large in total, from weight, height, seat height. I am 5'2(ISH) so it was just too tall. I had an SV650S. It was too far forward and too tall.

    I am in absolute love with the Ducati 696. I know its not a vehicle in production any longer but it was just a perfect fit for me. There was not a single thing wrong with it. I just have to figure out know how to make it financially work. I may have to put it off for most of the summer but now I know I can have my dream machine.

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    With good weather here, if I had anything for sale I’d be pricing it on the high end. As usual, end of season or winter would be lower price points.

    It may be worth placing a ‘looking for’ ad (on kijiji and here). You might catch a 696 owner who is looking at a new bike and hasn’t put their current bike up for sale yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLSTC View Post
    With good weather here, if I had anything for sale Iíd be pricing it on the high end. As usual, end of season or winter would be lower price points.

    It may be worth placing a Ďlooking forí ad (on kijiji and here). You might catch a 696 owner who is looking at a new bike and hasnít put their current bike up for sale yet.
    Thanks. I found one I Quebec I was thinking of getting.


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    Quote Originally Posted by adrisen View Post
    Thanks. I found one I Quebec I was thinking of getting.


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    Nothing wrong with buying from Quebec as long as you know what to look for.
    Be wary, no way to prove mileage.
    Make sure the bike is not branded rebuilt.
    Others please chime in with more tips.

    Fwiw, there is a petite rider that goes to Woodbridge Burrito Boys that has a lowered Duc. iirc she had it done at accelerated technologies.

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    Re: Help me find my new ride

    did you see this one @adrisen ?

    2010, Monster 696 with 1,300 km for $7,200

    and seller says this: Selling as I will need to make a down payment by June
    that sounds like they are motivated to take offers

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sport-bikes/...ationFlag=true

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    Quote Originally Posted by JavaFan View Post
    did you see this one @adrisen ?

    2010, Monster 696 with 1,300 km for $7,200

    and seller says this: Selling as I will need to make a down payment by June
    that sounds like they are motivated to take offers

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sport-bikes/...ationFlag=true
    Thanks. I will check it out. I have a lead on a 2014 with 6200 km and lots of upgrades. But itís 8500$. I had not planned to go that high. But may have to raise my funds.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Bass View Post
    Nothing wrong with buying from Quebec as long as you know what to look for.
    Be wary, no way to prove mileage.
    Make sure the bike is not branded rebuilt.
    Others please chime in with more tips.

    Fwiw, there is a petite rider that goes to Woodbridge Burrito Boys that has a lowered Duc. iirc she had it done at accelerated technologies.

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    I am Leary of a private sale out of province. My concern is playing and bringing it back. I may end up with a dealer for comfort. But I will be posting here once I know what I am doing.

    I love the 696 since itís the perfect height.


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    Re: Help me find my new ride

    Quote Originally Posted by JavaFan View Post
    did you see this one @adrisen ?

    2010, Monster 696 with 1,300 km for $7,200

    and seller says this: Selling as I will need to make a down payment by June
    that sounds like they are motivated to take offers

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sport-bikes/...ationFlag=true
    What do you guys feel is a fair price for that bike? I know someone who is interested in it, but doesn't think it's worth 7k.

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    Re: Help me find my new ride

    Quote Originally Posted by roadrash View Post
    What do you guys feel is a fair price for that bike? I know someone who is interested in it, but doesn't think it's worth 7k.
    your friend is right
    new they were a 10K bike
    but all of them on kijiji are priced in that neighborhood
    a Jap bike that age and original MSRP would be around 5K
    if the kms and condition could be verified
    and someone really wanted one
    suppose you could make a case that it's good value
    only because it's a Ducati

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    Quote Originally Posted by JavaFan View Post
    your friend is right
    new they were a 10K bike
    but all of them on kijiji are priced in that neighborhood
    a Jap bike that age and original MSRP would be < 5K

    if the kms and condition could be verified
    and someone really wanted one
    suppose you could make a case that it's good value
    only because it's a Ducati
    Yeah he wants to pay 5k for it lol. But I would find that insulting, given all Ducati 696s are listed for 6.5-7k + on Kijiji atm, in the GTA. I think this same bike was listed for 8k 2 weeks ago. The seller has slowly been reducing the price.

    Perhaps, my friend should make an offer and see what's the lowest the seller is willing to go.

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    Re: Help me find my new ride

    Quote Originally Posted by roadrash View Post
    What do you guys feel is a fair price for that bike? I know someone who is interested in it, but doesn't think it's worth 7k.
    Offer what they think it's worth. It is 8 years old and has been sitting for the entire time. Value on that one is tricky for me as it looks nice but may need a lot of maintenance love to get back up to speed.

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    My problem is when I see the asking prices knowing what it would have been new. I have difficulty with 8-8500$ for a bike that retailed for not much more. Any accessories in my view are not my problem and should not be factored into the price. One puts them on for them not for resale value. As for as I was concerned the bike could be returned to stock. Fancy mirrors, exhaust to be is irrelevant


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    still looking for a Monster @adrisen ?
    this one looks fairly priced


    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sport-bikes/...nt=app_android

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    Thank you for that link. Yes I am looking for one. I had a lead on one and was told it was well maintained etc. Well I actually have the national sales manager helping me track one down. So I sent him the vin of the vehicle. Turned out the perfect bike listed had major repairs and not serviced. It was all repaired by Ducati so he could varify the bike and I walked away. So I will contact on this one and get the details and have it looked into. Again thanks so much. Monster is my dream machine.

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