All my previous bikes have been Japanese bikes and I know the Japanese bikes offer more bang & performance for your buck but if you had to choose between a BMW F800 or a Ducati Monster S2R 800/1000. Which would you go for & why? From what Iâ€™ve heard, I like the idea of the belt drive with less maintenance, fuel economy & reliability of the BMW. The Monster excites me but Iâ€™m concerned with reliability as my last 2 bikes have been TRX & CBR which are super reliable, starts every time & Iâ€™m not afraid to take it for long country trips. Before I go for a test ride, what are your thoughts? as my head says BMW but my heart says the Monster. Test riding a Monster will probably convince me as it is an emotional thing.