Hey Pete, ya nut. Since this is alrealy 'off topic' and if someone is annoyed they don't have to read it, so screw 'em.
Yes it was a Bonnie. It's hard to tell how much I loved that bike. I used to get out on a back road and go as fast as it would go. I came to Italian bikes late in life. Had a Ducati 750F1B and a 900SS and a Guzzi LeMans. Living proof that I am getting old is that the car I now own (for a bit over a year) is the only car that I've not taken out on a back road to see how fast it would go. In fact, this car has never been to 100 mph with me driving it. Interesting. I envy you your '78 bevel drive Ducati.
I just realized that this is on the wrong thread, but I'm pooped and it's for Pete anyway. I envy you that bevel drive Duck. Too bad I'm too old to ride it well.
I think we need to meet. As many of us who can make it. I favor KC and Glen can fix us up with BBQ.
Keep Your Mach Up (My Friend),