I just bought my first Ducati, a new 2009 monster 1100. It's so new I haven't even picked it up yet, but I had been lurking here for a while doing research on the Ducati that I figured it was about time that I introduced myself. I have been riding for 10 years and have owned everything from a CBR to an R1200GS. Throughout it all I always loved the look and ride of a Monster and promised I would one day get one. Well that day was yesterday. Thanks for all the information on this forum that helped make the decision easy and I hope to be able to contribute in the future.