High tech Italian vee-twin which reminds one of the old seventies 900SS – brilliant when everything worked properly but hell when something went wrong. This time around there was a lot to go wrong, including electronic ignition, fuel injection (on the 888) and eight valves. They take quite a lot of owner involvement, regular servicing and lots of consumables to keep in good fettle. Some really well loved ones out there but even poor examples fetch serious money. Avoid anything that knocks, leaks or smokes.