Pictured above is a 2008 Ducati GT1000, part of its SportClassic range of motorcycles first displayed way back in 2003. The range was discontinued due to poor sales, but according to an article on the MCN web site Ducati believes the time is right to bring classic looking, air-cooled bikes back. This time they will be under the “Scrambler” moniker, according to MCN.
As you probably know, air-cooled, retro sport bikes are quite popular currently (you would have to include the Cafe Racers in that category). In fact, at the Yamaha tent at the Indianapolis MotoGP event a week ago, the SR400 air-cooled single, in two variants, was on display as a “potential new model” for the U.S. market. This fits with a CycleWorld article reporting the sighting of a white SR400 tooling around Southern California nine months ago with a manufacturer’s license plate attached.