Over on the auction site, we’ve got a never-ridden example of one of the most visually-extreme Ducatis in the last 30 years. Originally a sketch from the legendary Pierre Terblanche, the design got Ducati plenty of positive feedback so they decided to post a survey on their website to see if their 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.
This example (VIN: ZDMV300AA1B001334) is one of the second batch as it’s #1,200 of 2,000. It came to us from a collection in Japan and we couldn’t believe that it still had protective film on the engine and cardboard on the oil cooler.
It’s still on the original Michelin Pilot Sport tires so we left those alone, but we flushed the brake/clutch fluid, changed the engine oil/filter, and replaced the timing belts so the next owner can ride it if he or she wishes. I even did a little “Bike of the Day” video with this as I’ve yet to see one that’s so close to how it left the factory:
With that said, it’s unfortunately missing all the extras (matching t-shirt, plaque, stand, etc) that came as part of the original sale, which is obviously a bummer. Find this MH900e for sale in Santa Monica, California with bidding up to $21,100 and the reserve not yet met here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions.
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