I don't know much about this bike, but I can tell you that I have ridden a lot of bikes: owned, borrowed and test ridden and nothing I repeate nothing felt more natural to me or allowed me to go as quickly around the race track as a Ducati ST3 and 999.
They both felt very natural and I felt at one with them from the get go.
You dog nice to work virtually isn't it...I've been here since 7... would like to go home but I just checked the traffic map.. I think I have some more TPS reports to look at plus the latest cup holder design the kcup1000..
Totally know what you mean. All Ducatis I've ridden take 1/2 hour to truly warm up. Isn't that incredible? It's true though. After 30 minutes it's like it becomes a completely different motorcycle, and it can really roar. This is especially true for Ducatis outfitted with aftermarket exhausts.
So much for air-cooling not being efficient. Maybe it keeps the bike too cool?
You know, when I bought my first Ducati, I actually was attracted to air cooling. I did not see it as a disadvantage at all. I perceived it to be simpler, easier to work on, and more reliable. I'd never had a water cooled bike. Of course, now that I've gone through quite a few water cooled bikes, my paraoia about water cooling has evaporated, and I now love both types. But I think the buyer of an air-cooled bike is not going to be worried about the performance restrictions which might accompany it. They will be more into the retro appearance, clean lines, simplicity, and perceived reliability.