I've had my 1260s for one year now. Here are my thoughts on the bike- General - I thought from day one that it's the best bike I have ever owned, and still think that. Reliability - Has not missed a beat, totally reliable at 8,200 miles Build Quality - Excellent. I ride all year and it still looks great. I always ACF 50 for the winter which helps. Engine - Once loosened up after a 1000 or so miles it just got smoother and generally better. Gearbox - A little difficult to find neutral early on but no problem after a few hundred miles. Suspension - Skyhook say no more. Power - Say no more! Handling - Superb. Comfort - Good riding position, although I added bar risers which sits me slightly more upright which suits me personally. I found the seat uncomfortable, it pushed me forward too much so I changed it for a Corbin - ride all day comfort. Rideabilty - Only issue for me was the amount of free play in the throttle, which made the bike for me hard to ride smoothly on the initial on off of the throttle. Easily cured with the throttle spacer. Wind protection - For me not great with the stock screen so I changed it for an MRA Vario and Palmer Products screen mount, which improved things, still not ideal though. Tyres - I found the Scorpions ok but now changed to Avon Storm 3D-XM which are better IMO and give great grip, good wear and good price too. Fuel economy - Pretty good. I just look at how many miles I get per tankful, which is 150 to 160 miles before the orange light comes on. Brakes - Brilliant. Lights - Excellent. The best I've ever had. The cornering lights are a nice touch. Riding in the dark is now a whole new experience. Long distance touring - Off to Spain next month, so will know more after that. Can't think of any reason why it won't be a good experience. Electronics - All work great. I love the multitude of available settings and the dash is very good once you work out how it all works! Cruise control is a new thing to me but occasionally it's nice to have. Off road capability - Get an Enduro. Running Costs - Well, it was never going to be the it cheapest was it, but taking into consideration the 9000 mile service intervals it's not so bad. Modifications - None except I removed the troublesome exhaust valve, and added the throttle spacer. I am also going to change to a 42 tooth rear sprocket as I find the gears a little too long. Extras - Along with the seat, screen + mount, and bar risers, I have also added Evotech Oil Cooler, Rad, and engine guards. SW Motech tank bag, Carbon exhaust guard, Evotech bar ends. Negatives - Apart from the seat, screen and throttle free play, I really can't think of any more. Conclusion - You will never guess - I bloody love it! It is my first Ducati and it's everything I expected a Ducati to be, and some. There is something about owning a Ducati that you just don't get with any other bike, I presume I am preaching to the converted here. As far as the Multistada 1260 in particular goes, if anyone thinking about whether to get one reads this I hope it helps you make the right decision,, which is...…………..get one!