Hi, I can throw a rock into the bay from my front porch...I also ride year round...and do so on salty roads from time to time. Until a few weeks ago, however, I had a BMW GS Adventure and I never had any salt-corrosion issues. The only spot I would see surface rust was on the cross bar of the center stand. Rocks had chipped away the paint down to the bare metal...I would just wipe it down once a month or so with wd-40 or S100 spray. I also would wash my bike every 2-3 weeks in the winter. Additionally, I have an old 1970 Yamaha XS1 that I store in an unheated shed (along with my GS...and now my MTS) year round. I wipe it down with S100 or wd-40 every 3-4 months...never seen any rust issues even though that bike is not at all as rust-proof as today's modern bikes. I wouldn't worry about it. If you do, just go wipe it down with wd-40 and look it over while you do it....it will put your mind at ease. I expect the Ducati to be just as good.Anyone live year round near the beach in New England. MTS will be stored about 100 yards from the beach but in a garage. Anyone in a similar situation; how has the bike held up? Any increased corrosion or other issues? Thanks.