I have never owned one but have talked to alot of people that have. From what I have gathered, they are maintenance intensive and not very comfortable for extended trips. However, just about all the owners loved them for what they are intended to do: sportriding. Nothing like the sound of a Duc either. I'm dying to ride one but the price is a little steep for my wallet. If you get it, wanna ride my ZX-12 for a while while I try your Duc?