I was 29 when I got my 848, now I'm 34, getting freakin old! Good thing I don't feel like it haha!
I remember watching Foggy as a kid on the 996 so I've always wanted a Ducati. The 996R is still my all time dream bike. Some day I hope to buy one of the street registered ones in as mint original condition as possible.
I started riding on scooters at 12 in the Caribbean and owned a CBR and a Katana as an early teen there. I was hit while at a stop by a car going 85mph (no gear in those countries), lucky to survive. I was 16. I started riding again at 29 when I got the 848 here in the US. First ride when the 848 was brand new, a ******* in a beat up Honda ran a red light while I was crossing the intersection and missed me by a couple inches, 200ft from my driveway!!! Gotta love the irony.