i considered beemers but they were pricey and i really dug that the Ducati was lighter and had a dry clutch + i liked its style. I went into IRV SEAVER BMW IN ORANGE AND NO ONE TALKED TO ME. :flickoff: if a bike isn't pretty to me it's a downer. i love the color combo and this bike has it all, CF pipes, throttlemeister (cruise). Guzzis don't move me, and I considered a Yamaha FJ, but a Jap bike just has no soul.
in '06 Ducati dropped the ST4 and has only the ST3. The 4 having more oomf etc. The '05s had a wet clutch, the dry clutch which mine has is coo imo.
Congrats, should be a more accomodating tourer than the Brute.
I am waiting for the new BMW f800ST to arrive--it should make a very nice tourer, despite being similar size to the Brutale, and no too exspensive.