Well, I have clocked 15,000 miles over the last 18 months on my 1260s and here's what I think. I still love it, and it's a keeper. I briefly toyed with the idea of a change of bike. I mean, do I really need 158hp, electronic suspension, cornering abs, hill hold and a Star Wars dash with a hundred settings options etc etc. The answer I concluded is yes, yes and yes! HP - No, I can't really make use of all those horses a lot of the time, but to have them on tap when I need or want them is so nice, and the torque that comes with them is even better. Skyhook - it just does it's thing without me really noticing it, except on occasions when riding a familiar sketchy road that I used to bounce and clatter over on previous bikes, I find the MS gliding over it with no fuss whatsoever. Lights - Brilliant. The cornering lights are a nice addition, once you get used to them and don't think someone is undertaking you! Hill Hold - who needs that? - what a great feature that is on a big heavy bike, I would really miss it. The dash - once I had taken evening classes to work out all the functions, is excellent. Reliability - This was a slight concern when I bought the bike, it being my first Ducati. I am happy to report that after 15,000 miles my fears have been proved to be unfounded, including a 2000 mile tour of Spain, except to say I'm convinced there is a glitch with my quickshifter. Moto Rapido have looked at it twice and assure me there is no fault. As it happens I much prefer riding the bike without it, so I'm not too bothered, and I it has been switched off for a long time. Comfort - I love the general upright riding position, but added 20mm bar risers. The seat I hated. I had it re-shaped, that was a bit better. Tried the comfort seat and didn't like that. I ended up with a Corbin which was expensive and not everyone's cup of tea looks wise, personally I like how it looks, and more importantly for me, the comfort it is fantastic. Wind protection - Ah the black art of bike screens! Didn't like the screen, tried a Puig which was not an improvement. My current set up is an MRA Vario with the Palmers Products screen mount, which has the added bonus of eye level sat nav mount. I've decided this is the best I am going to get it. Running costs - Before I bought the bike I did an approximate price comparison with my last bike (1200 Tenere) based on 30,000 miles over 3 years and there really wasn't a lot in it, largely due to the MS 9000 mile intervals as opposed to the usual 6000 miles. Modifications/additions - Apart from the seat and screen, I have also added Evotech engine, rad and oil cooler guards and tank ring for their tank bag - top quality stuff. I changed the exhaust guard for a Conquest Carbon one. I'm on my 3rd set of tyres and second chain and sprockets - I went to a 42 tooth rear sprocket which is a big improvement, changing 6th gear from an overdrive, not happy at motorway cruising speeds, to a useable gear. I also put in the throttle spacer. Those last two things in my opinion make the bike much nicer to ride. I also removed the troublesome exhaust valve before it had chance to seize. Conclusion - I still think it is the best bike I have ever owned. As a touring bike which is my primary need, it is excellent. As a weekend blast bike it is equally good. As an off road bike it's like every other big so called 'adventure' bike, way too heavy for anything other than light stuff in my opinion. Having had an unplanned detour in Spain on a gravel track for 7 miles on a mountain pass in the wet, I can say that was as hard off road conditions as I would like to try it on, particularly on 100% road tyres. Finally there is that undefinable feeling I get owning and riding a Ducati. There's nothing better than that.