Ducati has cut up to £1000 from the price of its discontinued 2002 bikes to make room for new models.
The 900SS, replaced by the new 1000SS for 2003, drops from £7000 to £6000, while the 750SS goes from £6000 to £5000. The 750SS has been superseded by the 800SS. The Monster 750, which is replaced by an 800CC version for this year, now costs £5300, down from £6000, while the budget Monster 750 Dark drops from £5700 to £5000.
Ducati spokesman Peter Brooking said: " There aren’t a huge number of the bikes left. With these new prices they should go fast. "
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