It was like a lot of Ducatis, it was slightly less than the sum of its parts, out of the box.
But once you fettled it slightly, it was brilliant.
Raise the rear, sort the fueling, change the clutch slave cylinder, sort the headlights, set up the suspension for a person that actually exists
Its amazing that you could spend that much on a bike, when new, and get something so flawed.
But when it was sorted, it was glorious. The 996 Desmoquatro is an absolute peach of an engine. The chassis is good and with the suspension set up well, it was quick. I did several track days on it and the limiting factor was ground clearance
To be honest, I'd have another in the morning.