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Old 01-22-2013, 07:03 AM   #1348
prometheus rising
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Originally Posted by AntiHero View Post
Onto the rest of the ride!

Back to where this trip began:

Having hit 15,000 miles in Death Valley (or maybe even a little before), I brought my bike into Ducati Newport Beach to have my first 'major' service done. I hope you're sitting down. When I called to ask how much it was I was not. Though Ducati has done a great job of doubling the time between valve adjustments (15K for the 1199 vs. 7500 miles for the 1098/1198/848), the frameless design requires complete disassemby of the bike. Swingarm, forks, everything. 16 hours, $1898.24.

Makes the look of these in the showroom a little less appealing:

Ducati has this backwards, they should be paying you. This RR has given them and their new bike a fortune in free publicity.
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