Hello everyone my name is Donny O. and I jsut bought my first ducati today. picked up a 98 ST2 with 15K miles on it. in pretty good shape and seems to run decent. jsut gonna take a little getting used to as it is different than everyother bike I have ever had. currently I have a 95 CBR900RR that I bought new(it's for sale now), and a suzuki cavalcade with a california friendship III sidecar. the clutch(engagment and noise), the general vtwin-ness, and that horrible horrible short shift lever. gonna call the dealer first thing tuesday and see if they will still offer a replacement and if not i'm gonna order one or find one somewhere cuz my foot hurts just from the 75 mile ride home!! the guy before me was short with small feet so it didn't bother him. I have a 34" inseam and size 13 feet....so it's no good for me. other than that I can adjust and learn to love the other quirks. it's definitly screaming for some noise makers on the back!!!