Hi thenozzle. I really enjoyed my test ride. I liked the deemed quality of the bike, the looks, the noise and the sense of occasion when compared to my Tiger. The handling was superb. I found myself easily tackling corners with gusto. I tried both Touring and Sport modes, couldn't really tell much difference between them, but didn't have any issues with the power available despite the engine being new and only having 26 miles on the clock before I was let loose on it. The ride comfort was superb too. I reckon you could do some serious miles on this bike without any problems. Like you I'm a little disappointed to not have cruise and self cancelling indicators, but can cope without. I couldn't get any discount off the bike, but did get a good discount on a Ducati Textile jacket. I couldn't resist and placed my order straight after the test ride.