But they do have a design element that can't be matched. I traveled to Bologna and toured the Ducati Factory. Traveled to Cremona to see Strad museum and all the builders. They both have similar design quality's. They are both light and responsive, where as German violins and cars seem to be little heavy, stout. Both Asian and Europeans seemed to figure sport bikes out. I would love to see a company from the United States produce a true sport. But until then I will settle with my mille. Life s tough.