We can easily say that the 1990’s and even the 2000’s were not a golden era of motorcycle in terms of design. But obviously, there were some exceptions. By 2006, the Paul Smart was a wonderful tribute to Ducati’s victory at the Imola 200 in 1972. But that was not the first limited series tribute made by the Italian brand. In 2000, Ducati released a tribute to its 1978 victory at the TT Trophy thanks to Mike Hailwood, the MH900e.
With the MH, Ducati managed to create the perfect balance between modern technology and past design. Imagined by the South African designer Pierre Terblanche, the lines of the bike are based on the Ducati 900SS that won the TT Trophy in 1978. Terblanche worked for Ducati and notably designed the next Sport Classic bike, the GT 1000. Equipped with the Monster’s 900 904cc L-twin, the MH developed 75 hp for a dry weight of 410lbs. The choice was made to produce only 2000 bikes, and to allow customers to buy the bike directly online. On January 1, 2000, in only 30 minutes, the first 1000 bikes were sold. You can get more information about the bike here on Gear Patrol, where they call it “The Most Beautiful Motorcycle Ever Made”.
The MH900e (#319 on 2000) presented here is in great condition, showing just under 4k miles. The seller indicates that the bike has been serviced recently by a Ducati dealer and that he possesses all books and manuals, as well as two keys. Find this MH900e in San Fernando, California here on Craigslist at a price of $22,500.