So, I went and test rode an Aprilia Touno today. Based on all the reviews and videos, I expected to be blown away, but not so much. It just didn't strike the chord I feel on the 1200 R. Sure, it had a good amount of power and the electronics/shifter are nice. I could easily pull the front well up in the first three gears. It's probably faster by a little bit on the track and road, but absolute numbers don't play a huge role a the level these bikes are at and the skills of the rider. The engine felt almost too smooth (S1000R like) and lacking the character of a V-twin. The sound is nice, but I don't rank it above mine. The bike felt and looked to have a little less quality than the Ducati. Appearance wise, to me it doesn't knock your socks off like the Monster. So, overall, I think it comes to personal choice in what you like in a bike. I'm not ready to switch brands yet.