Thanks guys! Hahaha...to try to make their quota, Ducati Indianapolis was offering a killer deal on the red they had in stock. I held off, though I would have both colors if I could...adeyrob, it wasn't easy to let that opportunity pass. But a few extra months of saving and a tax return will help...LOL. Been whiling away hours of crappy weather here by looking at some simple but some potentially hot mods -- Rizoma fluid tanks and rear sets. Look forward to seeing what everyone else has done. It's amazing how people get their **** all bent out of shape ripping on the 899 because they ride a liter, or even own the 1199 Panigale. I'm happy for you, whatever bike you own, seriously. Moving up from my FZ6R, the 899 is going to be exactly what I want, period. This is mostly going to be a road bike, but the track won't be far away. Again, good to meet you guys!