New to the forum. Had several Ducs in the last few years and my heart, despite a recent flirtation with MV Agusta, is solid on these wonder ful bikes. I currently have an 848 Streetfighter, my second, a bike I love dearly; I also have an MV Turismo Veloce and have recently bought my first sportsbike, an 03 749 that I am sorting ready for spring. Just changing and upgrading the clutch master cylinder and slave and waiting for some new bodywork, yes from China. Am very excited by the 749. Couldn't believe how good it felt on the test ride. Thought it would kill my wrists and knees but I found it pretty comfortable and natural. Time will tell but I am a little obsessed with it at the moment.