Yup, after all those years riding I just got around to buying my first ever kidney-belt. I never really felt the need before, but a mob were selling them for $35 at the Northam Motorcycle Festival this weekend, and I had just ridden down solo forgetting to re-adjust the rear suspension now that Mrs Incitatus and a heap of luggage were no longer back there. You see, my back got a bit re-arranged when a 4WD T-Boned my Triumph in 2000, and with the wrong suspension settings and on a crap road, it was definitely a bit worse for wear that day. All I can say is, why the hell did it take me 40 years to discover the joys of the kidney belt? It provides great back support on a relatively upright bike like my R1150R and is hardly noticeable once on. I haven't tried it yet, but its bound to be even more benefit on the Ducati. I may even be able to ride it for more than an hour without requiring Phenobarbitol when I come home......Thoroughly recommended.