My wife tossed her Duck in the ditch. Thankfully she wasn't hurt (she had her gear on) and her Monster was unscathed except for a few grass stains and a pretzeled shifter.
That's not a complicated shifter but it was $122. Shouldn't have been surprised though. I bought her a Ducati roller ball pen as a gift, $100. Stupid refills were $5 ea.
My wife acutally encouraged me to get a 999 when I was looking to get a new bike. I genuinely like Ducatis but I just couldn't bring myself to spend that kind of money on something that wasn't much faster than my 9 year old TL1000 (granted it does handle better). I know the 1098 is a whole different "kettle of fish" but they weren't available then and even at 15K they are still almost 50% higher than the 10. I still doubt that I would have bought one.
I really like my ZX and after this I'm liking it a lot more.