I thought Ducati's were supposed to be sexy. This thing is fnckin ugly! All that crap hanging off the engine, that exhaust, even what should be cool looking, the single sided swing arm is ugly. It looks like it was tacked together. I think the current monster 1000 looks infinitely better, and definitely will keep it's good looks longer. The one thing going for it though is that engine is probably a lot stronger. Call me crazy but I'd still take the old air cooled one.