Out on the road, the 409-pound Monster's low-speed agility is phenomenal with a good bit more steering lock than its predecessors, and stability is rock-solid. Non-adjustable levers sit far enough from the grips to make large hands stretch, conflicting with the Ducati's otherwise compact accommodations. Meanwhile, the Aprilia is a different sort of Italian. A higher 32-inch seat and shorter reach to the handlebar that towers 4.5 inches over the Ducati's enforce an upright riding posture that's more supermoto than standard. Adjustable controls and a comprehensive instrument pod make it clear you're riding a well-thought-out machine. Speed, rpm, gear position, engine temp, air temp and time are discernable at a glance, and you can toggle through more information via the button on the left bar. Mirrors are large, delivering a clear rear view regardless of speed.