I know it's rediculous thinking about my next bike since I'm still 246 days away from getting off restrictions, that's about 8 months for those who aren't counting. :grin: Still, I AM thinking about it and the current top of my list is a smaller Ducati Monster (600 or 900). I like the look, the sound and the fact they're RED. BUT my new bike also has to be practical because I ride every day to work and can't afford down time leaving the bike in the shop every week. I've always been told that Ducatis are seriously unreliable because they are so highly tuned and do stuff like drop oil everywhere. So, are the newer ones (say >2000) still like this or would I get away with regular servicing and not much else? I'm also considering Buell XB9R, Triumph Speed Triple, Speed 4 and more modest alternatiives like Hornet 600 or 900 or a Yamaha FZ6s. P.S. Yes, I have searched. I'm after some fresh opinions.