+1 with what DarR said. I've owned the bike for over a year, 1600 miles so far and it has been nothing but reliable. There's the weird weeping hole coolant leak (apparently normal based on a disclosure from Ducati) and I've once had the bike smell of gas after the first ride out of winter storage (which I think I've attributed to me overfilling the gas tank prior to storage).Overall it's very reliable. The only reason I'm posting here is because of one word: Commute.
If you haven't bought the 959 yet, then don't.
It's the worst commuting bike on the planet. It's terrible at slow speed for both maneuverability and wrist strain and is hot as H#LL in traffic. Of course, if you travel at 70mph on twisty back roads day and night with no traffic, then the 959 is amazing.
My 959 serves as a weekend joy ride. I would try my best to avoid riding it in traffic or the city. The heat, the jerkiness at low speeds, and the aggressive seating position takes its toll on me. I've ridden 6 hours in one day and my hands, butt, and feet got numb. I had to take a break every hour or two. These are new issues to me coming from a 2008 CBR600RR. I'd still do it again, and there are ways to make it more comfortable. I wouldn't call the 959 the worst commuting bike on the planet though.
I love the bike despite those shortcomings, it's a blast to whip around in the backroads. I'm looking forward to a track day with this beast.
People can have different opinions. Make your case and move on, there's no need to insult someone.Did you have anything to contribute to the question that was asked by the original post?
Or are you just the voice of sensible reason?