It's no secret that I love Ducati. There's something about the sound a finely tuned Italian engine makes that is simply unable to be duplicated. Although I haven't been a fan of the new modified body style of the Monster line, I am slowly becoming a believer after reading about the new Streetfighter S. Being the first "naked" style bike to bring competition level traction control to the streets, this baby will out handle just about any production bike on the market. At 1099cc's, good luck to your buddy on the R1 trying to keep up with you in the canyons. Truly a must have bike for anyone that loves the classic "cafe" style with a space-age twist. They say not to bring a knife to a gun fight...this is like bringing a rocket launcher.