This is the only new motorcycle I've ever owned (out of 13). The photo was taken in '95 or '96 in Vicenza, Italy (please excuse the "European man bag" and Max Biaggi replica helmet).
Unfortunately, one afternoon a few years later I was following another Ducati down a mountain road, and the next thing I knew, I was laying on a gurney in an ER with a fat officer from the Polizia Municipale demanding "Quanto Veloce (how fast)?!?" In fact, I fared better than the bike did... My bella ducati was basta finito... So now I have a red one, and ride it much slower (most of the time).
Dang, I wish I still had those pipes!
'98 Triumph T-Bird Sport
'95 Ducati 900SP (US) #561
'74 Moto Guzzi Eldorado
Garage is full!