Hi All, I'm facing a dilemna I am currently fighting the inner tight arse in me and trying to decide whether or not I should trade my trusty, clean and relatively comfortable (with the exception of that butt numbing seat on highway runs) 2008 z750 for a super sport. Super sports in question is the Ducati 916-998 and even a 999 could sway me. I fell in love with the 916-998's when I was a teenager watching the second Matrix film with the awesome highway and truck scene. Any way love the shape and sound of these bikes, almost obsessed. Duc's are really waht got me interested in bikes in the first place. I am also partial to the 999's and I am aware people consider them to be one of the ugliest bikes Ducati ever produced but I reckon they look pretty good to be honest. Not as good as the previous series though. Anyway the put offs. It would be my first foray into a super sport so I have no idea on what I am expecting. Also how scary are servicing costs? I would be taking it to a mechanic but I don't do a lot of km's so it will be getting 6 monthly services if I don't reach the prescribed km's in time. Availability of parts still good for these bikes? A bit about myself. I'm just on 182cm, 84kg, 32 yo and relatively fit (cycle everyday, gym etc). I try and ride to Mt Glorious, Mt Mee or Green Mountain every weekend (try to doesn't always happen), I sometimes commute on a Friday but I suspect with the Duc I will be wary of parking it in my usual spot here and may end up just doing the cycling or public transport thing instead. I've done one track day on the z750 and intend on doing more. I should probably ad I am in no way anywhere near exceeding the boundary's of my z750 at the moment so the Duc is really going to be pose value on me (although I am trying to build those skills up ). So in short... should I or shouldn't I? If I did pick one up what have I got to lose? Are there known cases of this era of super sports being absolute lemons or are they generally pretty good. How many k's is too many k's for these Duc's? I've noticed they are begining to be more difficult to find and even going up in price in some cases! 748's and 749's seem to be easier to find but not sure if I would be satisfied with them or not. Would they be much of a step up power wise from my z? Lastly should I just be sensible for my first super sport and just go a zx10r or zx6r? I'm really partial to the 2006 shape in orange (rare as hens teeth though).