Hi all, I've been researching riding technique, watching countless videos on youtube from renowned instructors (twist of the wrist & jerry motorman palladino) about little tips which improve your riding skills. I have done an advanced riding course a little while ago and regularly practice and modify my style to be correct. I'm still learnign the ropes but I don't think I am that sh*t either, very happy to take criticism if it improves my technique. I would rather be a slow skilled rider than a guy who tries to break speed records! I recently bought a Ducati Monster 659 (spur of the moment decision haha). Previously, I learnt to ride on a 2012 Ninja 250 but it got to the point where it wasn't really exciting anymore and I dreaded travelling on the highway because of the discomfort from the ergonomics (lower back pains)/ wind factor with lighter bikes. After riding the Ducati for the last 1000kms I'm gradually getting used to the bike but sometimes I really struggle to slow ride and do manouvers/turn. Mainly with the engine power feeling like to plateaus at 4000rpm - 5000rpm (happy medium for turning) and becomes surgy. The riding position is a lot different as well, although being hunched over the bars is more comfortable it is considerably different from riding a supersport bike. Are there any hints or tips people could give me for riding a Ducati? Having to compensate by turning the bars slightly when cornering slowly? Or is it, mainly just adapting to the bike's characteristics? Cheers Kieran.