Ducati Desmosedici RR

AirCon

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Yes, look at the trouble you’ve caused....
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Dirty Leeds

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Who would have thought a simple request for a motorcycle would have had so many varied responses.
On the plus side it keeps the thread alive and out there… I’d be putting wanted ads on gumtree, eBay etc

recently I moved two strange little 50cc Honda bikes they were like monkey bikes and shopping bikes into one, one was very nice hardly used the other bit less nice but still decent anyway the buyer put out a wanted request on gumtree or wherever for 1 such bike as he had had one stolen, he got a response from the Midlands the buyer is based in Durham area … anyway the Midlands turd was a scammer who was trying to get a deposit off him for no existing bike that’s trouble with a wanted advert

anyway funnily a lady saw his advert and she was 40 miles from the buyer the wanted advert made her realise she didn’t need the bikes or wouldn’t ride them so she contacted him and he bought them both and absolutely over the moon he was he got a real bargain

going back to a Desmo somebody will be sat there on the fence as to sell or not and just giving a nudge and the fact the money is ready might just entice them in to a quick sale that they no doubt will regret but makes sense right now
 

AirCon

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Perhaps it needs revisiting on the friendlier forum :unsure:
I tried discussing this before using simple thermodynamic laws, however the majority got lost in the "I can't possibly have just paid £300 for pure antifreeze that's not as good as water"..... I've learned not to argue with people in this false position. They appear to have way too much experience in arguing.

Edit to sound less confrontational to snow flakes.
 
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Robarano

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No, some very silly priced ideas...
I'm looking for growth on this investment.

That comes with years of ownership. 🤷‍♂️ If you are willing to pay sensible money, you'll get one. Then you hang onto it and look after it, you're not going to make a quick buck here.

Thinking you're going to get a zero mile bike for £40k is for the birds. You're not going to find an owner who doesn't know what they have. There are no fire sale bikes where people need quick cash and even if they did, they can get more than you are talking by almost anybody. I heard all sorts of predictions of cheap bikes at the start of the COVID pandemic (read the forums of people wringing their hands in glee saying they were going to get some very nice bikes for buttons) and it didn't happen, in fact it has went the opposite way.

You want one? They are about, just avoid Sheffield.
 

Exige

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You want one? They are about, just avoid Sheffield.
I have heard that Sheffield do good deals (no experience of it myself and I have never been) - I think a lot of their stock is 'sold on behalf of' for private owners where they take a cut and sell the bike with relevant warranty and servicing in the deal. So rather than wait to get a slightly larger cut, they are likely to broker a deal if at all possible. But I don't think they will attempt to get £30k off the zero mile bike if that's a customer sale 👀
 

Robarano

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I have heard that Sheffield do good deals (no experience of it myself and I have never been) - I think a lot of their stock is 'sold on behalf of' for private owners where they take a cut and sell the bike with relevant warranty and servicing in the deal. So rather than wait to get a slightly larger cut, they are likely to broker a deal if at all possible. But I don't think they will attempt to get £30k off the zero mile bike if that's a customer sale 👀

They'd just buy it themselves and retail it. 🤷‍♂️ Why would they sell it to a punter for that price?
 

Exige

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No, I mean if the owner was willing to take £40k for it. They'd buy it and put it up for pretty much what they have it up for now, not pass that bargain onto Joe Public
Most people like shiny shops when buying expensive stuff so the shiny shop would get more money for it 🤷‍♂️ so there's room for a percentage commission.
 

AirCon

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@AirCon you can build one bit bit bit, starting at the front. :unsure:

Some poor fecker has come back to his bike to find the front fender missing..... :oops:
 

sev

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No, some very silly priced ideas...
I'm looking for growth on this investment.

Some members seem to feel that I'm akin to a slave trader from the olden days.
Too woke this lot....
ooohhhh have you got a Mr Angry statue of you ready for them to topple and spray paint over?

I'd love a desmosedici, but I'd really not be adverse to buying a high mileage one as it means that I'd not be scared of riding it.

On another note, the ones left standing - sadly many of them have not been decommissioned properly, and so will probably need everything that fluids have come into contact with replaced - which is no biggee if you've got 40 large to drop on one.
 
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