Mike Hailwood was a legend. Short story: 9 World Championships, 76 Grand Prix wins, and 14 Isle of Man Victories. The full story, which I can’t recommend enough, can be found here on his official website. At age of 40 (which doesn’t seem as old as it used to) in 1978, he came out of retirement to win the Isle of Man TT on a Ducati 900.
In 2001, Ducati honored him with a limited release of the MH900 Evoluzione, inspired by the bike he won on in ‘78. At a motorcycle show in 1998 Ducati released a sketch of the MH900e. Shortly after, they posted a questionnaire on their website to gauge interest in the bike, and the positive feedback was overwhelming. The company decided on a 2000 unit run of the motorcycle between 2001 and 2002. For the first time, Ducati sold bikes exclusively through their website directly to the public. On January 1st, 2000 they opened the website for orders, and at €15,000, sold the first 1000 in 31 minutes. The second 1000 were sold in a matter of weeks to customers all over the world. The full story of the bike can be found here.
This example of the bike is number 319 of 2000 and has 4,050 miles on it. It includes all manuals, and the plaque that came with the motorcycle. It has had a recent servicing at a Ducati dealership including the timing belts and fluids. There are a lot of bikes I come across on the internet that make me stop and think I’d love to have them. This one is making me look up my banking information.
Find this Ducati MH900e for sale in Phoenix Arizona for $18,900 here on Craigslist.