Not sure why everyone thinks these, and the old hyper for that matter, are ugly. i love the looks of the old hm compared to my buddies smt, but i also like the looks of the old multi as well. to each there own i reckon. if i hadnt just put traxxion ak20 cartridges and a penske racing shock on my 620, i would be in the market for one of these. looks like the perfect bike for sharing lanes around town and light touring duty, and can certainly handle groomed dirt roads. seems like ducati has smoothed the power delivery, although you cant know until getting on one.