Hi everyone, I am due to get onto my full license very shortly. I have been looking at a lot of bikes over the past year or so and have just started to pay attention to the Ducati 750ss (the late 90's-early 2000 models with EFI). I've already searched this forum and online to gather a bit of information about them. A few questions for anyone with experience with this bike: Is the riding position as 'head down, ass up' as other sport-bikes or is it a bit more relaxed? Comfortable during the whole tank's run? Would a full day's riding (~800kms) be very draining? I intend to do a few long multi-day rides with this. I've heard that the engine is not suited at all for commuting or low-speed riding due to the vibeyness of it below ~4,000rpm, the 'button' (i.e. on-off) clutch style and the relatively poor steering lock angle . Is this really the case or is it a bit of exaggeration? How is the servicing costs? It's an air/oil-cooled lump without much power so the tyres should last fairly decently I expect. What about the belt replacements (I think every 20,000kms) - I've heard they are usually ~$1,000 to replace. Is this correct? What about the general maintenance (oil and filter, brake pads etc) - are they obscene or just slightly higher than a comparable Jap sportbike? I won't be getting it serviced at a dealer. How reliable overall are they? From what I've read the engine is generally quite bulletproof but the electronics are where the problems surface. Is this something that is likely to rear its head at any time or is it something a problem early adopters had to deal with and the problems will largely be solved by now (i.e. previous owners would have had to replace parts)? Anything else I should consider? Keep in mind, I'm very open to suggestions of other bikes.