While not exactly false this is more than a little misleading. I realize your endurance race comment was tongue in cheek but to the uninformed, the bevel 750 SS was Ducati's first twin and won it's first race out of the box. So Ducati didn't have to wait long for Smart to "do ok" on one. That bike created the Super Sport series for Ducati and the public had to wait two years before they could buy a street going version of it. The race didn't make it more desirable, it didn't exist before that day.Ducati bevels were never a great bike until Paul Smart and Bruno Spaggiari managed to do OK in a couple of endurance races. After that the SS series became more desirable but the electrics and build quality were far from Japanese level. They created a racing history and image and then A certain Mr Cook Nielsen ran Old Blue onto the box, followed by guys like Jimmy Adamo and so on. There were not a whole lot of bevels made and even less running or reliable which is why they are mainly in collections rather than being ridden.