Looking for a recommendation
First post, new member. I've lurked for a bit, and read through the FAQs, and I'm ready to jump in. I've been riding for about 17 years and want another bike. My first bikes were all Hondas (worked my way up through the CB family -- 550F to 750F to CBR600F2). I consider myself a fairly decent and safe rider. I have the most fun going around corners, and pure top end speed isn't important to me at all. Since the Monster came out I've always wanted to get one, and I think it's finally going to work out.
What would you recommend given my past riding experience, and the fact that I'm new to the Ducati brand? My budget is around $4500 so used is my only option. I live in California, and I read at ducatitech.com that "The Monster 600 (583cc) came to the US around 2000, but wasn't welcomed in the state of California". Are there any other model years like this that won't work for a California registration?
Any feedback you can give will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!