Just took the 1098 in for its first service and have taken home the Aprilia RSV1000R. 60km ridden in traffic and country roads. I found it a lot friendlier to ride, the riding position isn't so agressive. It doesn't respond as well as the 1098 into corners and has nowhere near the amount of insane power the 1098 has. The Aprilia is a beautiful bit of kit but I'm soooo glad I own a 1098 Ducati. I can't see any other V twin coming close to it.