For the rider looking for a large-displacement, timelessly elegant Italian motorcycle with a 90-degree, air-cooled, desmodromic V-twin, a premium finish, a twin underslung exhaust, and top-shelf electronic safety features, the Ducati Scrambler 1100 is in a class of one. If your desires in a motorcycle are so specific that you consider the 1100 in such a regard, you’re probably the kind of person whose deeply ingrained preferences mean you tend to fixate on certain qualities with fierce devotion. Let me guess, your two-channel hi-fi system (surround sound is for troglodytes, you always say) features an old McIntosh turntable, massive Klipschorn loudspeakers, and your record collection leans heavily toward Emerson, Lake & Palmer; Pink Floyd; and Jethro Tull. I think I just inadvertently described my uncle. It’s probably a glimpse into my own future as well.