As the title says. I found some time this weekend to finally get the 1st ride out on the 1098. It started with a leisurely ride to a mates house across town to show off the stunning redness! That was a bad mistake as a i soon realised Ducati and town traffic is not best suited. So by the time i got there i actually thought what have i done why did i think i could go a little more exotic and why did i purchase this machine! Then i thought OK time to take it home and on doing so took a nice country B road in. Then after 45 minutes! OMG I was in love! I just did not wanna stop and go home. The sheer power and torque and overall handling felt amazing! Once i very slowly started to acclimatise myself and stopped trying to ride the 1098 like i used to ride the GSXr! It just clicks and you feel at home and at ease on the Ducati albeit a little less roomy for someone my size lol! I have also realised this bike will become a new addiction! Ultimately trying to continue to extract just a little more each time (within limits of course) and start to really enjoy owning such a machine! All i can say is i am hooked and massively pleased with the decision to go with a Duc! Forgot to add a pic!