Hello motorcycle gear heads, I'm looking to by a Hypermotard 796 for my first road bike. I do have 6 years of motocross experience and I am also a firm believer in wearing all of my protective gear. I was going to buy a Honda CBR600RR this weekend but the insurance was very expensive even with my great driving record. The Ducati is much cheaper and it feels very familiar to the dirt bikes that I'm used to riding. I know the valve adjustments for all Ducati's are expensive but what else do I need to be aware of? I don't want to own a beautiful motorcycle but can't ride it because it's in the shop all the time. I served 5 years in the U.S. Marine Corps as a flight mechanic on C-130s, so I'm capable of performing maintenance on my own ride. I would appreciate any advice and help, thanks.