I bought this bike brand new from Jack's Motorcycles in Fresno, California, when I was 22. They'd just received some early, square-case Ducati 900 Super Sports, but I wanted a 750. Jack had one, but it wasn't for sale. It sat behind the counter, in a far corner of the workshop area. I haunted that shop every weekend, badgering Jack until he finally sold it to me for $3,600—$400 over retail price.