A few years ago I got my neighbor into motorcycles when I snuck a Honda Nighthawk under his wife's nose. Now she sports a Rebel and as of the other day he has upgraded to a 2015 Diavel. It was a demo bike with 400 miles. Read: the tires came pre-scuffed.
Went out for a ride with him today and I got to take the Ducati for a few miles. Holy crap! 162 melodious ponies will get you to ludicrous speed faster than you can say cuisanart and the brakes can actually slow down time.
I like the riding position on my low-barred LS better than the Duc, and I like how the Beemer seems to work with me in the turns, rather than against me. The Diavel's big rear tire doesn't let the bike track as nicely and you have to hold the bike down in a lean...
...but that is the most beautiful engine I've ever had the pleasure of controlling.