I took delivery of my Streetfighter S just before Christmas (birthday/chrimbo pressie to myself). Its not my first Ducati, I had a single front disc'd M750 in '97 which I didn't treat the kindest but it only ever let me down due to my errors rather than any gremlins even as everyday transport through rain, snow and slime... regularly finding itself crossing very deep flood water in the village I lived in back then, it did nearly catch fire due to the seem on the tank splitting mind! lol.
Anyhows, my previous bike to the Streetfighter was a Husqvarna SM510R supermoto which (don't laugh) was the most all-round capable bike I've owned... It was great around town (ok an ASBO waiting to happen), brilliant on the back roads, great on track (same lap times round Brands Indy as I was doing on the k7 GSX-R750 I had before it) AND was more than capable on green lanes... All that without a single change except dropping a little air out the tyres for track and dirt! Its downside was a 50mile tank range and a seat that was harder than wood lol
The Streetfighter is taking some time for me to get my head around its speed, the Husky would only do 110mph top whack but I am loving it massively. Since the 23rd Dec when I had it delivered I have covered nearly 1000miles of fun. I am waiting for the Termi carbon cans to arrive in the country that I ordered with it and have already got a few other bits and bobs from Ducati Performance to help make it mine (and to help keep my feet on the pegs).
Here are a couple of pics:
... and of my previous steed:
I look forward to learning some tips etc for my Streetfighter and hopefully see a few of you at Box Hill or on track somewhere