I am about to buy my first 'bigger' bike and am looking at the Monster 696 and new BMW G650 (both suit my short height!). I love the look and feel of both bikes although ultimately it's the Ducati I want to end up with (at some stage).
My question is, has anybody got any advice or pros/cons about either bike to help with my decision? In a way I feel I should get the beemer as it's the more 'sensible' option and I could get some all-round riding experience on it before buying a Ducati. But does being sensible come into it when buying a bike???