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There are multiple motorcycles out there inspired by Mike Hailwood, but the Ducati MH900e Evoluzione might be the most visually extreme. Originally a sketch from the legenedary Pierre Terblanche, Ducati got plenty of positive feedback and decided to post a survey on their website to see if its passionate fans would actually buy a production version. 300 people said yes, so Ducati decided to build… 2000 (half in the year 2000, and the other half in 2001). Continuing the website-based theme, Ducati offered the bikes for sale online – the first time any motorcycle manufacturer sold directly to the consumer. The first 1,000 bikes sold out in 31 minutes.
The MH900e used the engine from a 900SS (75 horsepower) but the lower gearing and fuel injection from a Monster 900, helping acceleration figures. A couple of interesting features did not make the jump from concept to production, including exhaust-integrated rear turn signals and a rearview camera/display. Owners were given a matching red paddock stand, plaque, and t-shirt, all of which incorporated the production number of their specific bike.
Many Ducatisti knew that this would be a collectible from the start, so they took the utmost care of them.
This example is VIN: ZDMV300AA1B001729. We recently acquired the bike through our friends at GJC in a shipment from Japan.
The odometer shows 34 kilometers (21 miles).
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us swap out the battery, replace the belts, flush the fluids, service the chain, and change the oil and oil filter. We also gave the bike an intensive detail and swapped out the tank cover. Angel did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:
Tire Life: Front/Rear: >90%
Brake Life: Front/Rear: 100%
Hydraulic: Ok, New
Oil: Ok, New
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
This MH900e appears to be completely stock.
Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:
It is riding on the original Michelin Pilot Sport tires.
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Ducati is offered on a clean Oregon title. Have any MH900e stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!