Hmm, I haven't really looked into Ducatis. Do you know anything about their powerband? Low-end vs. high-end?
Also, I guess I should explain a little more. I'm not worried about stock height of the bike. I know I'll pretty much have to lower anything I get, what I'm more concerned about is how wide it is when I sit on it. A narrower bike like the gixxer helped me feel more in control than, say, a busa.