There's no mistaking the '70s influence on the GT1000. Unlike the other two retro models, the GT has a traditional rear end with a twin-shock suspension along with chromed silencers on each side of a simple tubular-steel swingarm. It's a pleasant and dynamic-looking bike, its high-handlebarred front end balanced by the kicked-up rear that puts plenty of daylight between the seat and back tire. The essential Ducati elements of tube-steel frame and air-cooled 90-degree V-twin are in place, of course, albeit with an engine whose right side is largely obscured by having belt drive, rather than old-style bevel shafts, running its single overhead camshafts.The GT1000 has suitably authentic knee cut-outs in its fuel tank, too, although the new tank looks notably more rounded and larger than the 750's flat-bottomed original. One reason for that is the old tank needed to hold only 4.5 gallons of fuel, while the new one has to enclose a large airbox plus 4.0 gallons of gas. Ducati's reason for using single-color red or gray paintwork instead of metalflake or two-tone designs is more prosaic: Those classy period paint schemes and tank badges are being saved for updates in a year or two's time.