I test rode one, and really liked it. It's smaller, and more nimble than my multi, but still upright and took the wind pretty well. I'm in the same boat for selling my monster, regrettably. They are awesome motorcycles, but I have too many, and it's the least used in my fleet. I think you will like the strada, never understood how it became the red headed stepchild of ducatis. To me, it seems very comparable to the yamaha tracer. Good luck, can't go wrong with either bike.