So have you made your mind up yet, are you going for the V2?I went into Ducati for the ABS recall this week and also had the intention of buying another bike. When I got chatting to the sales guy about testing a V2 and a Monster 1200 he said dealers had been told not to order any more 1200's for demo bikes as the new monster was imminent. He hadn't been given any details yet as HQ are very secretive about releases but also guessed it might have a detuned version of the V2 or maybe they will drop the 1200 all together as it would essentially be a streetfighter V2.
Anyway I rode the V2......what an engine and box, absolutely sublime. I found the dash very small and tucked away so difficult to read and for me the seat was too big. I also didn't find the handling a precise as the SS, really had to force turn in but maybe the setup was just poor. Probably going to buy one if the salesman gets back to me.