There is no doubt that I loved this bike when I rode it. It's super light, quick, handles well (would handle better on the road with road specific tires) and looks good. However, i'm sure that I'm not the first one to notice that you can get all of the performance of this bike (and maybe more) with several Japanese bikes (SV650, MT-07) for a significantly lower price. So are the looks and the 'Ducati' badge worth it? Feel free to share your opinion, especially if you own one or own one of the less expensive alternatives. I'm interested in buying a bike in this category next year.