I currently have a 1199 Panigale S- same as the 749 -fast, fun, exciting, but really a horrible street bike, especially around town. Out in the country-wow! The bike was made to be ridden like a stallion. Really comfortable compare to the other Ducati super bikes, (though the Streetfighter is waaaay more comfortable) but the heat is intolerable around town when driving slow. Funny though- I look forward to these drives much more than I every did on my last bike-BMW GS 1200R. The Ducati has a lot of warts, but it will put a smile on your face!