I have been using the Moto Guzzi California II so the Ducati 916 has been laid up for a long time. I have had the battery on trickle charge and as you see in the video. After a press of the button and a few spins the bike starts up. youtube 916bp start up
I think there is a lot to say for new technology compared to the Guzzi. The Guzzi has carbs, did have points which has been replaced with electronic ones. The Ducati has fuel injection and seems to start a lot quicker than the Calli. I guess in its day the Guzzi had the latest technical advances.
Which do you prefer?