Man, I must be hitting the mid life crisis 10 years too late. What is a 50 year old thinking when he buys a Duacti Monster????? Currently ride a R1200GS so you'd think something a bit more sedate for a second ride, but OH NO! I had to let the testosterone rule (what there is left of it). This bike is an absolute horn. I haven't felt so keen about riding since I picked up a new Harley wide Glide in Perth almost 15 years ago. It's uncomfortable, puts weight on my wrists, the firm supension jars my back, the tank is too small and wheelies far too easily (for me). But I FREAKIN LOVE IT! The handling is razor, the note (full race system, I've truly lost it) gives pedestrians erections as I drive past. It looks 100mph even when it's parked. The exposed clutch (told you I'd lost it) makes a rattle like the motor is full of gravel and I love it. Is it my ideal bike, NO. At my level of bone structure I couldn't own it as my only ride. As my hotrod, you bet. I have reviewed the :demon: here:2008 Ducati Monster S4R Review and will stick a picture up.