With all the advancements in HID technology these days, I wonder why Ducati hasn't taken the leap from Halogen to HID? I know cost must be a factor for one, and maybe space (the need for additional components ie; ballast / igniter) but have you seen the prices on these kits lately, not to mention the compact sizes? True they have some crap systems out there, but even the “better” brand name units have dropped significantly in price, and I’ve personally seen HID power systems no bigger than a pack of cigarettes with ballast and igniter in one. They draw less power than Halogen bulbs, last longer and work much more efficiently. It’s sad to see a bike such as the 1098 with so many advancements and standard setting features, have such an archaic lighting system.