Saw this recently at the new Melbourne store in Elizabeth street and it was love at first sight, however I was blown away to learn the price ($18k plus ORC) I've never owned an Italian bike and I knew they would (and possibly should) be more than a Jap equivilent BUT am I just paying for the name ? 18k seems excessive to me considsering the Triumph Thruxton is 5k cheaper and seems reasonably similar. (ie, similar engine size / specs / quality etc,.) Then to confuse things even further, I saw a Harley Sportster at the Expo that seemed well priced at 16k. I love these retro looking bikes and like the fact that they're as technologically advanced as anything else on the road. Are servicing costs excessive too ? Any owners of these bikes out ther ? I'd love to hear your opinions. Cheers.