Cold Weather bike... This is a very underated bike, only built for 2 years and the last of the S model twins. Also the most powerfull of the oilhead twins unless you want a HP2 that is.
Fall ride 2016 day 2. Which proves Italian bikes have no issue with torrential rain. This is my daily rider in the summer. Ducati's sound like an engine with a can of nails attached. But they are about as fun to ride as any bike I can think of. This one is a 2001 900IE the first fuel injected year.
if you're thinking of a Ducati these older air cooled bikes are eminently practical and fun, near bulletproof, easier than you think to maintain and if it's a post 2000 bike they even have reliable electrics.