About jap vs duc engines we can probably write for years...
About Cagiva and Ducati design we can spend millions of words...
But I think the reality is: i've bought Cagiva V1000 because design and the feed tath transmit to me, and i'm very happy to ride since year 2000 upon Cagiva bike.
When i tryed ducati monster s4r i've found very special suspension and brakes, and the best engine we can find on a street bike. But the price is too
Cagiva have a great suzu engine, good about suspensions, so so about breakes, but with not too much euro, i've modified breakes, suspension and i have bought exausts and airbox kit to implement erogation and power.
Now with the same price i've "special" bike very tuned. With the same euros i've only a "normal" s4r duc.
However bikes are passion, and i dont want to say Cagiva is better or ducati is better, i think my bike is better because i've choose it!!! Is not important wich bike is it, is the your.