Made the deposit on an MS 950S today..I rode bikes through college and my 20's; 25 years later I'm a newly-minted safety foundation grad and figured, what the heck, let's not start small...I've been racing bicycles for the last nearly 20 years - I hope it helps!
The dealership didn't have a clue about how long for delivery and their calls to the Ducati rep went unanswered while I was in the shop. I'm expecting it could be mid-Spring before I actually have the bike. If anyone has any insight in this regard, please give a shout.
I fully realize I'm combining a lot of motorcycle and a terrible city to ride in with my inexperience. I'll check back in when I have anything insightful to say about my progress. Until then, I'll be reading a whole lot threads in this forum for pre-flight wisdom.