Well said. I have wanted to take my 999R to the track, at least one time, just to see what she could do. But, I then realized the bike would never reach it's full potential because I was the limiting factor. The thought of twisting the throttle and possibly throwing the bike to the pavement would be a disaster and I have done that twice before riding other bikes at the track. I would likely hold back on the bike and if that's the case, why take it there in the first place just to cruise around? I had much more fun railing around on my Supersport and later an even better track bike, my Honda 600RR. Even if I had money to burn, I would not have responded any differently in regards to taking my 999R to the track.So you want a $75,000 super exotic bike to ride on the track. To what end? A $3500 hashed out 748 will give you just as much fun without the ulcer that you'll get when you toss your SL down the tarmac. And I'm not sure how many track days you've done but those things are never a bigger better party - the reality is if you show up with panigale - any panigale, and you are not the fastest guy on the track every other rider is going to be laughing at you. "look at that rich dork on his fancy super fast ducati"
I've done track days on a dozen different bikes and honestly when you are out there on the bike it doesn't matter what you are riding - what matters is you, the track, and your ability. You are concentrating on your riding so much that the type of bike you are on just disappears. Track days are not about profiling, that just makes you look like a poser. A real race prepped humble bike will be a lot more fun in the long run and you might also make a few friends instead of being the track joke.
Buy whatever you want, but please don't take either to the track unless you are prepared to wring their necks. I got the initial impression we were talking to a newbie that just got an inheritance or hit the lottery, something was being held back, but now I see that is not the case.