Yes, but my experience differs slightly from the norm contained in this thread. Not the bike lacking, but me. I live in E. Central IL, had a friend in W. Central IL that had just bought a S2R 1000. Met him on his turf for an afternoon ride in W. IL and NE. Missouri on some winding roads with many elevation changes. A ride swap and I fell in love with the Ducati on those roads. Found a very slightly used S2R 800, and had to have it. Picked it up near Springfield and headed home on some of the flattest, straightest roads in the state and thought what did I just do? Now I have to ride between 100-300 mi. of hell to have 40 mi. of fun. Oh yes, Indiana is not far, but much the same circumstance. Beautiful bike, loads of fun (on the right roads), but needs to be enjoyed in it's element. Selling on e-bay soon.