I have been a member of this forum since 2007 (as a poseur without a mount), then got the first bike in early 2009 (a Hypermotard S), but it took me a while to find my second Ducati. I tried to go the BMW route, with a K1200RS (capable, but boring), then tried to see if I was a dual sport guy (not enough trails nearby for the trusty Husky Terra 650), and even went for looks over function (MV Agusta). But.....eventually.....I went back to the bike that impressed me most visually when I was a young man. It was so different from the other bikes of the era. It looked like a supercar with the full fairings and that huge rectangular headlight.
I am now an owner of a 1991 907i.e. Paso. I got it from a person who did.... essentially..... a nut and bolt restoration. There are some non-stock parts on it (rear sets from Sato, black powder-coated wheels, levers, grips, etc), but the bike is in great shape, and it looks, runs and sounds like it was made custom for me.
I could not be more pleased or fortunate. This morning my daughter forgot something for school and called me begging to fetch it for her. This would normally be a life teaching "responsibility" moment, so I said "not likely, dear", at first. But it just happened that my 9am meeting got cancelled. This gave me an opportunity to truly test my new acquisition and also be superdad! I took some windy roads to get there and had one of the nicest morning rides ever. Daughter got her delivery.
What a machine! The sound, the look, and I finally own something different (always my MO with cars). I am looking forward to early morning breakast at Alice's (before the squids wake up from their hangovers), rides to work, or even showing the bike at the Quail Motorcycle Show.
Ride safe and here is a pic from the garage at work (the gloves are left thrown on the seat as a challenge for anyone to find a better looking bike!).