2002 Ducati MH900e- Modern Day Mike Hailwood Replica
86 MILES SINCE NEW!!
#397 of 2,000 Produced (Only ~500 Distributed to the USA)
Fitted with Rare Rear Camera & Screen – Licensed & Titled in California
THIS PARTIUCLAR MH900e
Frankly, there is not too much to say about a 2002 MH900e that has accumulated 87 miles since it was delivered in 2002. We will take this opportunity to clarify a few important points, and provide a history of the bike that many believe has considerable future investment potential. Specifically:
– From a cosmetic and mechanical perspective, the bike remains in “As Delivered” condition…no surprises, no excuses.
– Within a few months the bike was fully inspected and serviced by the local Ducati dealer
– The MH900e is licensed and caries a clear California title
– No surprises, accidents, replaced components, aftermarket parts (other than the rare, desirable, rear camera and screen
– No modifications
– Includes two (2) stands
– Owner’s manual included
THE DUCATI MH900e – HISTORY
The MH900e is a rare beast, a concept bike that made it to production. When Ducati’s controversial chief designer Pierre Terblanche came up with a show bike homage to Mike “The Bike” Hailwood’s 1978 Isle of Man TT-winning Ducati, he knew it would be a lightning rod in terms of reaction. “The people it’s aimed at understand it, and I don’t care about the ones who don’t,” he told the press.
The bike was a combination of old and new. Retro-looking half-fairing and 900cc air-cooled motor (with faux finned oil sump to recall the SS models of the 1970s), but equipped with monster brakes, zoomy tail-section, upside-down forks, single-sided swing-arm and wide, sticky tires.
Well, enough people understood it that the MH900e – for Mike Hailwood evoluzione – was put into limited production. Sales were undertaken in a unique way: To make sure everyone who wanted one had a fair shot at buying it, the Hailwood replica was sold on the Internet, straight from the factory, no waiting lists, and no dealer markups. Offered at the stroke of midnight on January 1, 2000, the first 1000 sold out within hours, prompting Ducati to double the production run.
Deposit down, buyers then waited a year, sometimes more, for their bikes to be built and delivered. Of the 2000 constructed, it’s believed that approximately 500 were sent to America.
This bike spent most of its time in a climate controlled environment (office) and the miles that it has accumulated were to take it in for service and ensure that it is always operational. It is #397 of the 2,000-unit production run. It remains in literally “As Delivered” condition.
|Engine and transmission|
|Displacement:||904.00 ccm (55.16 cubic inches)|
|Engine type:||V2, four-stroke|
|Power:||75.00 HP (54.7 kW))|
|Torque:||76.00 Nm (7.7 kgf-m or 56.1 ft.lbs)|
|Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels|
|Front brakes:||Dual disc|
|Rear brakes:||Single disc|
|Physical measures and capacities|
|Dry weight:||186.0 kg (410.1 pounds)|
|Power/weight ratio:||0.4032 HP/kg|
|Seat height:||825 mm (32.5 inches)|