New to the sportbike scene (ridden moto most of my life) and am thinking of pulling the pin and picking up a 2009 Ducati 696 Monster in the next day or two. Did some searching around and it seems they've got good reviews etc.. My other choice is a 2010 Triumph Speed Triple but to me the Ducati seems a better entry level bike.
Anyway....I'm looking for opinions of the bike from anyone that feels like posting. Be harsh if you need to...I don't want to pick up a bike I won't be happy with.
Headed into my insurance broker to get a couple quotes on both bikes tomorrow. What's everyone paying for insurance (with a clean drivers licence) for a 696cc compared to a 1050cc bike (the Speed Triple I'm looking at) these days?
thanks in advance