No-one could really accuse the 916/996 range of Ducati as being ugly. Well, the new bike has (in my opinion) become even nicer.
Some of the improvements are: Testastretta engine (998,998S & 998R), new frame from this years 996R, no side vents in the fairing with a slightly wider fairing and power now at 139 bhp.
All I need now is a younger body to go with one !!