I just saw the new GT1000 at my local Ducati dealer yesterday and all I can say is that it is one of the most beautiful bikes I have seen in a long time! Ducati has apparently been working hard at making maintenance easier and cheaper too. The dealer was telling me that maintenance costs have been reduced by about 40% and that the interval is now 7,500 miles. I am seriously thinking about forking the dough for one of them. I am waiting to see the red one next weekend at the Ducati Open House. And then, who knows!