Well, I'm new to this forum and motorbikes in general. Bought a 696 this past August and have about 2k miles on it. But it gets worse. Went in for service and saw this 2009 Bimota DB6R and bought that (a good deal) and have about 1k miles on this. Rented a BMW 1200GS with some friends and cruised northern ARizona for another 1k miles. Love and activity and still have a lot to learn. Hope to use the 696 for some intro track days.