Rehearing is must foramy Ducati to make it useable arpund town... But they still suck.. My fjr fully loaded in 3rd gear is better around my neighborhood than any of my ducs in any gear. I o envy my friends speed triple's friendliness at lower speeds - too bad I am shallow and can't get past how great mt SFS looksI did the 14T mod in September and it made a huge difference in rideability for me around town.
+1 - I recently did this at my 22,500 maintenance and the difference is remarkable. I didn't notice it as much riding home on the highway and was thinking it had been a dumb move to make the switch, but where it really shines is on all the neighborhood and city turns when commuting. I can actually take "normal" 90 degree turns in first gear now!The 14 makes the bike easier to use on slow neighborhood turns, but it still needs to go fast and that's why I hardly ever use it in town