Difficulty finding Neutral During Demo Ride
I was able to take a SSS for a demo ride this past Saturday. I'll go into details on it in another tread. One thing concerns me is the difficulty in finding neutral on this bike. Actually, "difficulty" is an understatement in that I "never" could find it during the demo.
The demo bike was literally prepped (pulled out of the crate and assembled) the previous day and had 3 miles on it. The salesman, before the escorted ride, warned me that "since the transmission gears on a Ducati are straight-cut" it will be difficult to find neutral, but this will improve during break-in and mileage.
As I mentioned, I never could find neutral and had to hold in the clutch at every stop. So, my question is, is the salesmen's statement true or is he feeding me a line of BS?
I loved the demo ride and I'm REALLY thinking of getting this bike, however the finding neutral issue is really bothering me and is making me question the wisdom of a purchase. Especially for a $15,000 plus motorcycle.
Last edited by landmissle; 04-01-2019 at 02:19 PM.