So I picked up my 1098 about 10 days ago and have logged about 250 miles on it so far...build quality is excellent, power is amazing, brakes are insane. Suspension is a little tricky to get dialed in, but that's a never ending battle. What I'm quite impressed with is the seat. When I sat on it at the dealership, my immediate thought was "man, this is going to suck." It felt like a vinyl-wrapped board...but it's actually quite nice. Then again, I spend most of the time leaned off the thing, but that comes with active/aggressive riding. Overall I absolutely love my 1098...and LOVE pulling up to the local bike hangouts and being mobbed by every other biker (including those riding that American V-twin that shall remain nameless) in the place wanting to know all about it. Thanks Ducati!