no need to wait 5 or 6 months. As long as the roads are dry get out and ride! Cold weather? WHO CARES! lolA few years ago I got my first Ducati a mint 06 999 and I just traded it on a new 2012 Panigale 1199s. Unfortunately I cant ride the 1199s until all the sand and snow melt... so its going to be a long long 5 or 6 months.