That's fantastic Dennis, and well deserved. Good to see that Ducati recognize that also!!
Hijack alert!! Now, if I could get some of there attention here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada! There is currently a lot Ducatisti and very proud and enthusiastic owners like myself who are becoming disillusioned at the fact that the only Ducati dealer in town just closed and Ducati has no immediate plans to get us another dealer, so I have to ride 300km to get my 12K service done on my '11 Multistrada!! More details here:
Sorry to hijack, but I thought raising awareness might help keep us northern Ducati owners and fans enthusiastic about the brand...