Ducs are badazz, pure and simple. There are always faster bikes and faster riders. Ferraris aren't the fastest cars on the planet, nor are they the most reliable. I can crush most of them on my jap bike, but that doesn't mean crap. It's still a mass produced jap bike that anyone with credit or cash can buy.
Ducs are the shat, but I'm not a big fan of harleys or the dentists that ride them.
I dont hate them, I just think they are made for a certain kind of person. I think the Matte black and red 999r is a sweet bike but not untill I satify my racing urge will I ever buy one. Bikes right now to me are disposable and thats the way I like it.