If ever a motorcycle can be described as classy, this is it. Timeless, elegant, and basically a sales flop, the initial fervor for the Ducati Sport1000 never materialized into units sold. The Sport1000 was on the market for three years before being axed. Michael Lock, then-CEO of Ducati North America, chuckles when asked about it. It was a bike that presaged the “post heritage” trend of café racers, bobbers, and scramblers by a few short years. As such, its modern components, stalwart air-cooled Dual Spark engine, and Pierre Terblanche design now demands a premium to lovers of classic style. Find one on eBay and it will cost twice what it did in 2007. If only I hadn’t been a poor English major in 2007.