Need some advice here. I am thinking of between the two bikes. I am only on Ls. Most riding consist of cruising on the streets. My requirements are low down torque and great handling. I like fairings but do not like the throttle restriction. I know that this can be removed but worried about insurance cover should something go wrong. I like the Ducati name. The 620ie does not look as nice as the 696 but everything I want is not lams compliant. The Ducati can be had for $10,500 and is a 2006 model. I think the FZ6R goes for $12k and is brand new. Would love to buy a bike that I can keep longer but this is only wishful thinking. Probably will end up upgrading as soon as I can. I drive a Mitsubishi Evo X MR and essentially, I am looking for a bike like that; a bit of street cred, low down torque with good acceleration, and handling that brings a smile. I just sold my Honda CB400. It was a good bike but unfortunately, I thought it looked ugly. I did like the EFI, great acceleration but it was not love though. Thanks in advance, Kelvin.