Built to celebrate Mike the Bike’s comeback triumph at the ’78 Isle of Man TT, the Ducati 900 MHR (Mike Hailwood Replica) was initially produced solely for homologation purposes. As such, just 200 were built in 1979. But demand was so high that Ducati decided to keep production going, and by the end of the run in 1986 the Italian firm had built approximately 7,100 examples – meaning that even though Ducati originally wanted it to be limited production, it ended up being the best selling bevel-drive twin they ever built. On a completely unrelated note – anybody know what the car with the aero wheels is in the background of the above photo?
It also means values can vary quite a bit depending on the year of production. Regardless, basic specifications include a 72 horsepower, 863cc V-Twin with a 5-speed gearbox and a top speed of 137 miles per hour. This example is said to be all original with 9,843 miles on the odometer. It’s offered by the third owner, Casey Putsch.
Find this MHR for sale in Toledo, Ohio for $22,500 here on Facebook Marketplace.
Oh, and the car? it’s a creation of Casey’s called the Omega, a “high-efficiency and recyclable concept car”: