Thanks, Benji. I'd say things like, "there is something mythical about being on a Ducati that goes beyond anything I've owned," but to anyone who's never been on one, it sounds hyperbolic, even sycophantic. Because of that, I think Ducati is well aware that they have an addict on their hands that costs them nothing.
The real head-scratcher, though, is I can't figure out is why, KTM, BMW (or even MV) hasn't been bold enough to invite me to ride one of their bikes. Being that I'm not paid by anyone, I'm an honest and free (both literally and figuratively) agent. Hell, I'd be happy even to take a 991 to Alaska or hoon a BR-Z rallycross style in Death Valley while being chased by rabid coyotes. I suppose those one page ads in Car and Driver or Motorcyclist are far more interesting to prospective customers, though.