Originally Posted by Jools
Should be easy peasy. Just pick out a bike you would like to test, roll up at the nearest yamhonsuziwaki dealer and blag a test ride.
You should know within a few miles whether you like it or not
I just don't think that's true. I'm running a loan bike at the moment, and it's the first IL4 I've ever ridden (I'd ridden a VFR before, though). It's a Honda Hornet, not the most exciting of bikes, but instructive as the same.
Seems to me that the engine characteristics of a Ducati (and I've owned 2 and 4 valvers) and an IL4 are *so* different that it'd take some time to *learn* an IL4 properly.
Personally, I think I've seen enough...