Sweet! Looks exactly like my 2000 (now gone). Just looking at those pictures gets me a bit excited. It was the first bike I bought after about a five-year layoff from riding, and my first new bike ever. I don't think I ever fell more in love with a bike than I did with that one.
Funny you should mention that... I bought it because I hadn't ridden in over 6 years and thought that getting back on the 996S (Which I still have.. in storage..) might not be the brightest idea in the world. I LOVE this bike too!
finally got to do a couple trackdays on the 800 but I've only got 3 completely dry sessions and a full day of damp sessions. Coastal Ducati Club is doing a trackday at Jennings on the 23rd and then I'm doing a couple days at Talladega in November so hopefully I'll get some more dry time before winter. Unfortunately the only pictures I got were of the Michelin STT day where it was damp the entire day (stopped raining about 20 minutes before the 1st session and just stayed cloudy all day so the track never dried)