Ok... Here goes. **Deep Breath** In October 2016 I had a fantastic trackday at Donnington on my ol' girl. (the picture is from cadwell, Anyway....) Doing an outside pass on a ZX10 was pretty brilliant although it was apparent it lacked in the straights, I could do ok in braking making up for lack of performance with balls. Eventually balls turned into massive massive - holy s**t I'm never going to stop - brake fade, I decided my beloved Thruxton had to go. I always loved the movie Tron Legacy and the Sport Classic since I was young (Still waiting to get the container home though) .....Until I noticed the price. Being a 21 year old student cash was an issue so I wanted an older style bike with modern performance, Which is apparently quite an expensive style with Norton, loads of custom builders and Ducati catching on. I got around £5000 for the Triumph which is just under what I thought it was worth, Turns out noone whats to buy a bike with melted rubber on the edge of the tyre after a trackday...Who Knew!? I turned my attention to Ducati as I've always loved twins and 'character' (massive vibration) to my bikes, I also loved that even though big cylinders really aren't great in terms volumetric efficiency the Italian engineers in Bologna are stubborn enough to stick with it even though their GP bikes are all v4's (until now!) Funnily enough after that Trackday at donnington I went for a weekend with my Girlfriend in bologna, It must of been a sign! I was looking at 749's because they handle very well, have a decent upgrade in power and most importantly in brakes! Also I think you can fit a 1198 engine in the frame, But primarily they were one of the cheapest Ducati's you could get thanks to whole.. they look exactly like an MV f4 thing. Marmite anyone? So it was settled. I'd get the cheapest 749 base model I could find for £2000-£2500 and use the rest of the money for the project. A month or so later I arrived home with this. Literally the other end of the spectrum. S**t. £4600 "400 F**king quid. four F**king hundred quid to do this whole project, What the f**k did I do that for the tank cost more than that!" Hmmm.. Thinking to be done.