In fact the only things I don't like are the exhaust and the seat. Relocating the exhaust somewhere under the engine (like Buell) would really open up the rear area and show off the wonderful craftsmanship.
And I'm not sure what's going on with the seat. It's confusing with the extra fabric extending back behind where the pilot sits. It's not a monoposto, but not a true biposto either (no passenger pegs).
Appreciate you sharing the photos and your insights into such a rare gem.
Enjoyed reading your ride report- any chance you have ridden a dialed in 998/S/R and if so would you care to contrast the 2 bikes?
Owned a very well set up by a master wrench 1098R. Have a 999R Xerox done by the same gentleman. Prefer the DB7, better grunt from as low as 3K and out of a corner. SUPERB suspension adjusted for me -- as were the other two -- and even with lesser tires (the Conti Race Attacks on the DB7 are going away and some Corsa IIIs, my preferred street rubber will be on her soon) the DB7 has the edge on the street over the other two. Dave