New member of the forum. I've got a few other bikes ('95 VFR,'88 Honda Hawk GT, '98 CBR600 for track days '75 XS650 cafe project), but @ the advanced age of 69 yrs. I finally bought a Ducati-- somewhat beat up but (I think) basically sound '99 996 biposto. Riding position a bit tight for my creaky joints, but it sure is fun. I'm taking care of neglected maintenance items & getting used to it, but Heli bars or the like may be in my future.