Nonetheless, what Ducati did well, they kept doing. The Elefant ultimately won the Paris-Dakar Rally and with the Paso, its road-going brother, eventually became a 900cc instrument of serious intent. The Pantah begat a series of sportbikes in a lineage that included the 750 F1, the 851 with four-valve heads and fuel injection, the 900SS, 888, 916, etc. And more than a few World Superbike Championships in the process. So Bologna was easily forgiven its brief flirtation with Bloomington.