Long time ducati monster enthusiast, recent owner (as of last summer). I have been a fan of ducatis as far as I can remember, but the monster was the one bike that just made me smile. Over the years I always wanted to buy one but for some reason or another I always kept putting it off. One day looking at the local for sale ads I came across a metallic gray '03 620ie and I decided that it was time. Since then, I've been more of a lurker and now I suppose it's time to officially say thank you to all of the contributing members. The sheer amount of information and helpfulness is amazing.