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. This is one of the very few that have remained in the crate for 35+ years.
There isn’t much to say about this example (VIN: DM900R1 906334) as it’s just been sitting in a crate. Some of you felt that yesterday’s crated CBR929RR wasn’t exotic enough – how’s this for you?
Find this MHR-in-a-box for sale by Classic Superbikes in Leiferde, Germany here on Car and Classic for $41,473.