Yeah, in this day and age $10k (and generally more) for a brand new bike is the norm and not the exception. Great bike, 2-year unlimited mileage warranty, and heck it's a Ducati! Gotta love all that. As to why a brand new '06 model is still on anyone's floor, who knows. But I'd snap up the deal and call it a good find. For sure the upcoming Multistrada 1200 will be a whole heckuva lot more money than whatever you can get the 1000 for. Keep wheeling and dealing and keep us posted. Go for it, you'll love it.
I'm a big fan of buying old stock for cheap money. I bought my 06 SportClassic (MSRP of $11,599) for $8,500 in May of 2007. Here we are breathing down the neck of 2010 and they can't do better then $9,000? Clearly, the reason they haven't sold the bike in the past 4 years is because the dealer suffers from "head in arse" syndrome. Even I don't smoke that much crack.