My guess is that if they DO make a V4 street bike, they would continue to make the twins as well -- much like BMW continues with the boxer twins (which have a much longer heritage than even the V-twin Ducati) following the introduction of the inline 4 K-series.
Nope, they continued with the old airhead -- the last one with the Paralever (tm) rear suspension (R100R) was actually a pretty sweet bike, and was replaced circa 1995 by the air-oil cooled 4-valve boxer.
>>When they started making twins they had only made singles for about five years or so, so they hadn't built up a history with singles<<
Actually, by the time they introduced their first V-Twin in 1970, they had been making singles for about 25 years (if you count the "Cucciolo" motors they made for bicycle frames circa 1946). By 1948 they made complete motorcycles.
Their Dr T. designed racing singles debuted in 1955 (100 Gran Sport) and continued in various displacements up to 450cc through mid-late 70's -- so they ultimately had about 30 years of singles history, and Ducati did not really become a "V-twin" company until late '70's. So, they were predominantly a singles company for roughly the same length of time as they have been mostly a V-Twin company.
Dunno, from what I hear, guys like **** Jagger and Rod Steward etc rank her as pretty hot stuff! OK, that was probably a few years back, but she still looks damned hot to me, regardless of how old she is.
Besides, as this is a fantasy anyway, I am thinking of the Tina from, say, Tommy, or at latest, the Mad Max movie Thunderdome (?)
Lauren Bacall is even older -- in a perfect world, I would want her at 19 from "To Have and Have Not" and also as she is at present.
And I would want a Vincent Black Shadow in my motorcycle collection even if IT is way past its prime as well.