I'm seriously questioning the intelligence of current Ducati management when they've chosen not to attend the Honda Hoot this year. Last year, theirs was one of the most popular tents. Being able to test ride their bikes was the number one reason why Ducati is now my favorite make. Before that I couldn't imagine what was so special about a Ducati that people would be willing to shell out the bucks and put up with the exhorbitatant cost of maintenance. They're really shooting themselves in the foot by not attending the Hoot this year.