Welcome all the help I can get please any incite would be great! You see, I currently am serving in Iraq (Kirkuk to be exact) and, this deployment has giving me the financial means to buy many new toys when I return. Right before I left I got in a bad car wreck. Long story short bought a 2007 bmw M3 outright. Now I had a few bikes in the past (largest being a 99' gsxr750) but I have always craved a ducati super bike anything. 916, 996, 998, 999 etc. I never had the financial means. What is your guy’s opinion on this? The bike is going to be used on a daily bases for I love to ride, and I live in Oahu, Hawaii where riding all year is wonderful. Well what do you guys think? I think by sheer looks alone this bike is one of the best ever built! (Besides the Desmosedici RR way out of my league). But do to age, (23) only about 3 years riding, and honestly some what intimidated by the sheer power offered by this awesome machine I am kind of "on the fence". My heart says YES BUY. My wife says... maybe you should buy an older r1. Lol. Please help!