Only got the budget for a secondhand Italian motorcycle? But want some of the reassurance of buying a new bike through an official dealer? You’ve now got a new option as Ducati launches a pre-owned approved scheme in the UK.
Used approved schemes are already in place for a number of other motorcycle manufacturers. And Ducati UK now have a similar set of requirements for secondhand motorbikes to be officially recognised as part of the Ducati Approved certified pre-owned programme. It’ll probably cost you slightly more than the classified adverts. But in return you get pre-sale checks, RAC Roadside Assistance and a minimum 12-month warranty.
To be eligible for sale through the Ducati Approved scheme, the pre-owned motorcycle must be less than 6 years old. And the mileage needs to be lower than 30,000 miles. Plus it then has to pass 35 technical checks under the scrutiny of factory trained technicians. So it should be in pretty good condition when it goes on sale.
When you buy from the Ducati Approved scheme, you get a minimum of a 12-month warranty, with no mileage limit. And during that cover, your dealer will handle the costs of material and labour applicable to the agreement. Plus they’ll be using only original Ducati spare parts. So that’s at least a year of riding with some peace of mind compared to buying a normal secondhand bike, which would be typically ‘sold as seen’.
There’s a list of parts typically covered on the Ducati Approved website. They include the engine, gearbox, electronics and more.
And you also get RAC 24/7 Roadside Assistance included in the warranty. It covers you throughout the UK and Europe for the duration of the cover. Which is useful should anything go wrong.
With Ducati dealers across the UK included in the scheme, it means pretty much the whole Ducati range from the past six years is available. Which means motorcycles from the Monster 696, to the XDiavel, and the V4 Panigale. At the moment, the cheapest bike on the site is a 2016 Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 listed for £4,750 down in Croydon, which means it isn’t just for the top end of the range and prices. So if you’re in the market for a secondhand Italian motorcycle, it could be worth checking out what’s available as Ducati launches a pre-owned Approved scheme in the UK