Your thoughts will be appreciated. The standard clutch has no cooling to speak of, not that I've heard of overheating clutches on Ducatis. Still it seems to me that a ventilated clutch cover is an improvement in cooling when there's a fairing in front. Maybe it's a non-issue, but it seems like a minor plus to me. More importantly, ventilated clutch covers are sexier; and, I feel, it would be quieter: surely the solid cover amplifies that rattle? So, it would also need an anodized pressure plate. Also anodized spring cups? Does anyone have recommendations for particular products? I have an open, billet, cover; though it needs longer screws, apparently arriving tomorrow. Both cover and screws are black. I think a gold pressure plate would match the Showa fork uppers, but red would reinforce the red and black colour scheme (my baby says it's alright). I see Chrisw mentions retaining the standard cover and replacing the gasket with washers, but I think the silver cover is one of the few parts that lets 999 styling down (if you've see my pics you'll notice I didn't waste much time replacing the windscreen with a black, nipple-less one!) Incidentally, not only did I come to prefer the 999 headlight arrangement, I've come to actively dislike both side-by-side twin lamp arrangements, and single square headlights! This is, perhaps, helped by my lifelong favourite aircraft being the English Electric Lightning - an aircraft of which a designer in Cape Town couldn't help but notice... Pierre Terblanche hasn't got back to me on that one Also, were I to express a shotgun preference it'd be over-and-under, no contest.