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  • Offline resovoir   gb

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    why so many accessories we have to buy
    on: August 30, 2018, 07:59:31 am
    August 30, 2018, 07:59:31 am
    I have just been thinking, in the good old days (50 years ago) we did not have all the accessories but still managed. Maybe we would not attempt such long journeys in one day, but nonetheless we were accessory less.
    Now we have to buy a better screen, a comfort seat , oil and rad guards,  crash bars or bungs, lower footpegs, panniers/top box and the biggest insult is the centre stand is an extra. Can anyone add too the list the accessories they have?

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    Re: why so many accessories we have to buy
    Reply #1 on: August 30, 2018, 09:43:22 am
    August 30, 2018, 09:43:22 am
    Heated grips  :305:

  • Offline briantheb   gb

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    Re: why so many accessories we have to buy
    Reply #2 on: August 30, 2018, 09:47:58 am
    August 30, 2018, 09:47:58 am
    Canít remember having to buy a comfort seat in times gone by - bikes used to come fitted with one as standard 🙄
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  • Offline BrownTrousers   gb

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    Re: why so many accessories we have to buy
    Reply #3 on: August 30, 2018, 11:02:48 am
    August 30, 2018, 11:02:48 am
    I haven't been riding that long (only 5 years or so) but I agree it seems ridiculous some of the things that are 'accessories', even on high end expensive bikes.

    Specific to the MTS950; the exclusion of a center stand on an adv bike and the inability to adjust the seat (but you can buy lower versions or comfortable versions for £300 sir!) are particular pet peeves.

    I haven't needed to change the screen on the MTS and can understand that different people need different screens so this is somewhat understandable. And i do sometimes enjoy adding accessories which personalise a bike (dare i mention stickers!). But yeh, some of the stuff is just ridiculous.

    Ducati aren't alone though: My triumph tiger didn't come with a rear hugger (another necessity on adv bikes) and triumph didn't even sell an OEM one!? Center stand was also an addition, as were hand guards...

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  • Offline Darsey   gb

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    Re: why so many accessories we have to buy
    Reply #4 on: August 30, 2018, 01:58:29 pm
    August 30, 2018, 01:58:29 pm
    *Originally Posted by resovoir [+]
    I have just been thinking, in the good old days (50 years ago) we did not have all the accessories but still managed. Maybe we would not attempt such long journeys in one day, but nonetheless we were accessory less.
    Now we have to buy a better screen, a comfort seat , oil and rad guards,  crash bars or bungs, lower footpegs, panniers/top box and the biggest insult is the centre stand is an extra. Can anyone add too the list the accessories they have?

    heated grips/ heated gear connections/ sat nav
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  • Offline briantheb   gb

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    Re: why so many accessories we have to buy
    Reply #5 on: August 30, 2018, 11:33:03 pm
    August 30, 2018, 11:33:03 pm
    *Originally Posted by resovoir [+]
    I have just been thinking, in the good old days (50 years ago) we did not have all the accessories but still managed. Maybe we would not attempt such long journeys in one day, but nonetheless we were accessory less.
    Now we have to buy a better screen, a comfort seat , oil and rad guards,  crash bars or bungs, lower footpegs, panniers/top box and the biggest insult is the centre stand is an extra. Can anyone add too the list the accessories they have?
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  • Offline Murf46   gb

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    Re: why so many accessories we have to buy
    Reply #6 on: August 31, 2018, 05:35:36 pm
    August 31, 2018, 05:35:36 pm
    Sat nav mount
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  • Offline Dave G   gb

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    Re: why so many accessories we have to buy
    Reply #7 on: August 31, 2018, 08:31:11 pm
    August 31, 2018, 08:31:11 pm
    Ha ha. The more you have the more you want...thats a fact. Just like money.
    My list is Fender extender. Throttle slack shims. Phone holder for sat nav on the phone. Ducati Touring Screen.

    Wish list...heated grips, Comfier seat, Sat Nav holder and bike sat nav, center  stand.

  • Offline S-westerly   gb

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    Re: why so many accessories we have to buy
    Reply #8 on: September 03, 2018, 06:46:10 pm
    September 03, 2018, 06:46:10 pm
    Having just bought my bike it rather bites my @@@@ that so much stuff is an extra, the centre stand in particular. I'll have to save my pennies and get the Touring Pack as it gives me the stuff I really want but ow!

  • Offline resovoir   gb

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    Re: why so many accessories we have to buy
    Reply #9 on: September 04, 2018, 06:57:33 pm
    September 04, 2018, 06:57:33 pm
    We all know the answer, it is down to pure profit and setting the bike in the right cost zone to compete. I do believe the packs could be a better mix or include/drop make a pick and mix package at say 15% discount on items standard price. Still that is business take it or leave it.