How about a review of the Ducati you had?
It is hard to give a review of that bike that would be beneficial to someone who was actually looking for one. I'm convinced that the first 1735 miles of its life were quite brutal, and left some lasting damage. That, plus negligence on the dealership's part made for an overall poor ownership experience.
Some things worth commenting on:
It is comparable to a 750 when it comes to power (that was after I dropped a tooth in the rear sprocket).
It handled well with precision you'd expect from Ducati.
At idle in neutral, the dry clutch leaves people wondering if it's a bike or a tractor.
It had ergonomics comparable to medieval torture devices.
I guess the moral of the story is, it could have been an awesome bike if its original owner hadn't done whatever the hell they did to it.
I always said I wanted to own a Ducati. Now I've done it, and don't know that I'll ever have the desire again. The level of performance and reliability you get from the "big 4" is still unrivaled. If you have the money to spend and want a bike that would be an awesome dedicated track weapon, that's when a Duc might be a good choice.