after reading the article in perf bikes,i was let down there was no ride review.the article goes on about all the weight lost,the weight lowered and centered yada yada.lets face it ,give anybody a new 999r and finances to do whatever they want,you going to have something special.
he (Thorsten) posts over on the speedzillia rc51 boad and some times the speedzillia ducati forum. the impression i got from him was that ducatis are crap, so he felt it was up to him to show just how much of a POS the 999 was by redoing the bike himself but to german standards. it's been said before that with a lot money you could have done this sort of rebuild too, maybe even better.
i do like the cable clutch that he switch to from a hydraulic clutch.