Has anyone bought one of these recently in Thailand, good or bad experience.
I had a look at their website, is there any lead time you must wait after ordering?
At 399K THB not a bad deal really...
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Posted 2014-03-03 13:23:27
pay 50 k more and get the 796. Also 796 has ABS as standard.
Besides, it is a better bike.
Posted 2014-03-03 13:29:46
As ll2 says, the 796 is the better option now. I was told one month wait for the 796 from Ducati Rama 3 but unfortunately they wouldn't do a trade-in on my existing bike so I didn't buy it.
Posted 2014-03-03 13:31:30
Ducati don't seem interested in trade ins, I tried to trade in my 848 but they were not interested in phuket but were happy to do a sale or return for a percentage, odd.
Posted 2014-03-03 14:16:07
Thanks for the info and suggestions gents.
Is there much difference in price throughout the outlets in Thailand as i travel about a lot, or is the service better in some places than others?
Posted 2014-03-03 17:23:41
price is the same throughout, ducatithailand.com has the full price list, from my experience of buying 2 bikes there is no room for negotiation, i just about scraped a free t-shirt! Couldn't answer about the servicing apart from where I am in Phuket, so far so good, no complaints, although anything a bit more serious like when I had a faulty regulator was referred via Bangkok HQ, ended up being covered under warranty and the part delivered in 2 days.
Edited by B1ade, 2014-03-03 17:24:00.
Posted 2014-03-03 18:23:12
They're great if you don't need any testicles. Worst seat I have ever sat on.
Posted 2014-03-03 18:40:49
Haven't needed mine for years, they are an optional extra in a marriage
Posted 2014-03-03 18:50:03
A 795 Monster was my first Thailand big bike, I owned it for about a year before I traded up to the Diavel. Excellent service from Ducati and I had a blast riding it, I don't think that you can go wrong with one.
Posted 2014-03-03 19:09:41
It was a few years back that Ducati Thonglor stopped doing trade-ins. They were just getting too many and the forecourt was packed with secondhand Ducs they couldn't sell.
I hope more Ducati mechanics are being trained properly. Jay, their top guy who recently moved to he Vipawadee branch was trained in Italy and also trains Duc mechanics in the SEA region. He's very good. The others, last time I looked, were, how shall I say, very Thai in their style of work. Be careful at Rama 3. They botched up a job on my bike last year. Wasn't impressed.
Suzuki GSX-R1000 L3 182 hp in-line 4 Superbike
Posted 2014-03-03 19:15:30
better get it from bangkok hq.
or get it from the closest duc shop as you will be going for repairs sure.
Posted 2014-03-03 20:00:21
What model is your existing bike?
Posted 2014-03-03 20:10:26
The bike I wanted to trade was a 2008 Ninja 250 and I wasn't expecting top dollar either, that's why I was surprised. Back home I could have negotiated about 50% of what I was asking for the Ninja as a cash discount so it was strange that they'd give up a sale for such a small amount compared to the price of the 796.What model is your existing bike?
I guess sales are good, no biggie though I wasn't 100% set on it anyway but a nice easy deal on the px would have swung it. I've got a feeling big bikes are going to come down in price a bit in the next 12 months so I can wait.
Edited by JonnyF, 2014-03-03 20:11:12.
Posted 2014-03-03 20:26:52
Yeah, I've never known Ducati to trade in non-Ducs.
Is this going to be your first big(ish) bike? Maybe go for something with a bit more oomph if you can. A middleweight like an R6 or CBR500/600, gsxr600 perhaps?
Edited by H1w4yR1da, 2014-03-03 20:29:42.
Posted 2014-03-03 20:53:59
Oh ok, I thought Nikster traded in a Versys on a Ducati but I might be mistaken.
Already got a gsxr600, the 796 was meant to replace the Ninja as my city bike but I'll probably sell both later in the year and replace with one bike, probably 1000cc ish. Just need to decide between naked and supersport, can't make up my mind...
Posted 2014-03-03 20:59:25
I've always though Monster, more so than other Ducs, and especially the old S2R/S4R range, make good city bikes. The GSXR600 is excellent in other ways.
Posted 2014-03-04 07:20:29
16000 km up on mine no complaints,service in Udon cannot fault, handling improved with rosso II tryes,no complaints about the seat position,power to weight ratio perfect for Thailand, brakes are the best I've had on a bike and saved me a couple of times and then there is the sound of the Ducati that only a Ducati rider can tell you about
Posted 2014-03-04 14:56:09
i raced a ducati 795 down the super highway yesterday (he was tucked and i was tucked) on a cbr 250 with light mods...
he started hard, i pursued (didnt realize he wanted to race)...he kept looking back....surprisingly he could not get away, this went on from Jedyod intersection to next light. He started to pull away a little when he went into the underpass, but i caught back up on the upward slope.
on a longer road im sure he would have walked away.
a bit shocked. i thought it would be faster.
Edited by KRS1, 2014-03-04 14:59:44.
Posted 2014-03-04 16:37:19
Would be interested to hear from Monster 795 owners what they have
seen as top speeds?
I do not mean the type where you get into top gear & 1-2 minutes later what the speed is
but say 10 seconds wide open top gear after having wound up each gear before?
Have read 172kph-210kph but that is a very wide variance so would be curious to hear
from any actual owners here...Just out of curiosity
Edited by mania, 2014-03-04 16:37:33.
Posted 2014-03-04 16:39:12
Seems he wasnt a real good rider; but on the other hand the 795/796 does have a really looooooong gearing.
Posted 2014-03-04 16:41:45
it is all about the rider especially if it comes to curves!
Posted 2014-03-04 19:13:17
no one can suck that bad though ...555
i was at about 163 kph during the fastest part, then traffic came up. Removing the cbr 250 tail gave a big boost in acceleration - no more windscoop.
i swear this bike is getting faster with age.
Edited by KRS1, 2014-03-04 19:19:50.
Posted 2014-03-04 23:29:57
Ive order a Ducati M796 Red arrives around the march 20th mark. I payed a deposit of 30k at the Ratchphurek branch, but i recently bought a Bmw HP4 and i currently have a Yamaha R1. Just wondering if i could sell the deposit to someone else who is trying to get the Ducati! If you were to book now you will need to wait until end of april or early may!
Posted 2014-03-05 01:47:14
One of my old monsters has done 86.000 miles s with no problems the other 2 are also bullet proof but i do all my own servicing ,even on my S4 in thailand , the new ones are all good bikes , I just dont like underseat exhausts ,,i want a Streetfighter 848.
Posted 2014-03-05 06:58:33
Yes you read correct 210 kph is about it with the standard gearing