This is my first ever post Just came off my restrictions on 31st December, sold my first bike and now seriously thinking about getting a Ducati as my 2nd bike. Im thinking about either a late model 696 (2007 onwards) or an earlier model S4 (eg 2001) I havent taken either bike for a test ride as yet though I plan to this weekend. I know the S4 is a bigger bike (in terms of motor size). But is it bigger in physical size as well or are they identical size wise? Being my second bike, will the S4 be "too powerful" for me? Should I ride the 696 for a couple of years before getting a more powerful bike? If anyone has any insights into these bikes, or can recommend other suitable naked style Ducatis, will REALLY appreciate it. Dont want to spend more than $10k. I had my first bike (Kawasaki cruiser) for a couple of years, really enjoyed it but want more of a naked style now, and looking for Ducati only. Thanks.