Just wanted to say hey as a new 899 owner. I found valuable information here prior to making my decision. This is my second Ducati - first being a 2008 1098. I sold my 1098 because it was literally too hot to ride in the summer and every attempt to remedy did not seem to help. I surely hope I made the right decision as this bike does pump out some heat. I did notice on the demo ride that the heat seemed to disappear at red lights. That was my primary complaint on the 1098, so that is a plus.