I just got off the phone with Sam at Ducati Milwaukee. He has a red one and a white one in the showroom... both sold. He said they are sold out for the year already and if I want one they would have to order it. He suggested I come down to check them out soon as(like I said) they are already sold.
He also said he has heard that the prices will be going up already for 2009 by $1000. He's also a salesman for motorcycles in the winter so I'm sure he'll be saying a lot of stuff.
I haven't been this excited over a bike since the Triumph Daytona 675! (I'm more of V engine guy though[RC-51, NSR250])
This use to be the "stealer" that I was very loyal. I've bought several bikes from them, but on my last purchase they didn't make me feel right. I brought it up to the owner and he just didn't care. He became all about the money! So, I no longer frequent them.
But, I have to say. He always has the bikes. He's always had the latest Bimoto's when no else did. He's always got the Duc's that no one else gets. He's got an absolutely beautiful black 1098S right now. Oh, let's not forget the RR!