I came across this photo the other day , so I thought I'd ask the question . For me , it was watching Mike Hailwood on that red and green beauty , back in the Seventies . Then I was walking in town one day and someone cruised by me on a replica , and that sound , close-up , just had me hooked . That day I went from wanting a Ducati to needing one .... It took me another 20 years to get one of my own though , but that was mainly due to always traveling abroad for work .