i too sell ducati and i can tell you theyre all they are cracked up to be. consider the 1098r or 1198s... name one upgrade you need to that bike! traction control, brembo brakes, hydrolic clutch, marchesni wheels.... they come loaded. by the time you put all the crap on another bike you have just as much money tied up with a 1/3 of the resale value.
Yeah some 1098 owner talked to me while I was picking up part's at a Honda dealership and told me Ducati's aren't that expensive to maintain. I asked him how much is an oil change for him and he replied "$215 more or less" and I replied back "damn it only cost's me $50." Not that expensive to maintain a Ducati is bullsh*t, lol.The cost for maintenance isnt very low either haha