Here's the thing...been on the L plates for about 2 months after a long absence, about to go and get rid of them which still leaves 12 months on the Lams system. I bought a GPX250 to practice on and it is doing the job....but it just isn't enough. Now I'm an old geezer and don't have the luxury of years up my sleeve to bugger around so I have decided to up the ante. There are plenty of offerings but the bike I like is the Ducati Monster 659 ABS. Don't bother telling me it's expensive, I know that, what I'm looking for is experienced comment on this bike from anyone who wants and can be bothered putting their views forward, good or bad.