I had (am having) a midlife crisis, and wanted a motorcycle. Did a lot of research and went to a lot of showrooms. Was unable to resist the Monsters, so I bought a Monster 800. Took the MSF course, and after I passed, one of the instructors asked me if I thought I was ready for the Ducati. I said I thought I'd be practicing in parking lots for a LONG time, but eventually would take it out on the road when I felt comfortable. He said he thought it was "way too much bike for a first time rider." and recommended that I buy a small used bike and practice for a year before I tried it. What now? It's getting delivered the day after tomorrow. Is he right? I live in Colorado, so there are plenty of places to practice and learn the feel of the bike (and proper respect) with little or no traffic, but now I'm wondering if in my midlife crisis wasn't a little too extreme. Any advice?