Post-Sales Update: After 27 bids on eBay, this Ducati MH900e Evoluzione sold for $28,600.
After not seeing one of these for about a year, I featured a Ducati MH900e Evoluzione just a couple of weeks ago. Now I get to one-up myself with a MH900e that’s STILL IN THE CRATE. Note that the last featured bike sold for $20,000, and I even said “It’s as close to new as you’re probably going to find one of these for a while (at least one that’s for sale).” Well, apparently I lied. There are multiple motorcycles out there inspired by Mike Hailwood, but the Ducati MH900e Evoluzione might be the most visually extreme. Originally a sketch from the legenedary Pierre Terblanche, Ducati got plenty of positive feedback and decided to post a survey on their website to see if its 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.
The MH900e used the engine from a 900SS (75 horsepower) but the lower gearing and fuel injection from a Monster 900, helping acceleration figures. A couple of interesting features did not make the jump from concept to production, including exhaust-integrated rear turn signals and a rearview camera/display. Owners were given a matching red paddock stand, plaque, and t-shirt, all of which incorporated the production number of their specific bike.
This specific Ducati MH900e Evoluzione (VIN: ZDM1LA4N62B001527) is number 1617/2000 and is still in the crate with the original nylon straps as it came from the factory. It was bought from the dealer and shipped to a home still in the crate, where it sat in a heated garage until this year. The seller wanted to verify the bike without opening the crate for the first time, so he apparently used a contact at UPS to have it scanned and X-rayed at an airport:
Find this Ducati MH900e Evoluzione for sale in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with bidding up to $26,100 and the reserve not yet met