The throttle response of the torque-rich 803cc engine will get your blood pumping as soon as you drop the clutch. Assuming that you let the bike warm up, that is, as I experienced a bit of hiccupping while throttling before the bike reached riding temp. But the handling, oh my yes, the handling. One of the only scramblers one can comfortably hope to drop a knee on, this bike loves the tight turns of canyons as much as it does jamming from light to light and whipping corners in the bustling city. If Ducati would add a steering dampener, I wouldn’t have a single thing to complain about. This is a motorcycle that anybody who loves riding will enjoy. It’s not going to eat up the miles on long trips, but it’ll make your daily commute a hell of a lot more exciting.