So after a nice gentleman failed to give way at a roundabout and made my poor Zed explode in a fury of plastic and metal, the insurance company has paid me out for all my gear and the bike. +1 for Swann I have to say. So exactly 6 weeks after my crash, I'll be taking possession of a 98 Ducati Monster 600 Dark with 51,000kms. The previous owner invested a LOT of time, effort and money into this bike. He's replaced everything bar the frame with newer bits and carbon fibre stuffs. The new gel seat he fitted was very comfy on the nuts too, unlike the seat on my bro's new 659. Danmoto exhaust isn't as nice as a set of Termi's, but I won't be spending that sort of cash on this bike. Very happy with the DMs! Bar end mirrors, new brembo calipers, rotors and pads, new rear sets, new ohlin shock on the rear, new front fork bushes, a whole heap. The guy bought a Moto Guzzi (background of one of the pics) and no longer needed the Duke! As soon as I threw my leg over the bike I knew I wanted it, and when I rode it it was not showing its age at all. Pretty crap turning circle but oh well, I'll survive. She's fun as hell to ride and I definitely look forward to getting back on the road. Been a stressful time without riding! Didn't realise how much you can get absorbed into the rider lifestyle until you have it forcefully taken from you! Pics, so it did happen!