Mine was yellow and I loved it also. It didn't do anything "really great" but it didn't do anything "really bad" while the coolness factor was way up there in my opinion - dual cans, decent fork, goofy mini-fairing - I'm glad I owned one. I think it was Ducati's attempt to lure owners over to their product line with an entry level machine so they would eventually upgrade to the real thing. Not a bad decision and not a bad machine to do it with. My insurance for that bike was really inexpensive.