Greetings... long time Ducati.ms member. Picked up a 959 on Saturday, well I actually purchased her on Sat. making the trek to pick her up tomorrow. Selected a red one. The wife and I had white 8484's which we traded in on Aprilia's a few years back. I figure go with Italian red this time. We are long time Ducati owners, I've owned over 7 ducs in the past 12 years the last one I owned was a 1198 SP, great bike but turned like a tractor. I'm hoping the 959 lives up to the hype, it has big shoes to follow in because my Apes are one of the best riding bikes I have owned in the past 20 years of riding. Excited to see what she does...