MHe owners rejoice! Your chance to cash in on the internet-hyped, Italian wrought, collector-stashed MH900 evoluzion is apparently right now. We who spend our lives at the RSBFS offices - intently searching for the best of the best - have noticed a not too subtle trend here. Quite simply: MHe bikes are showing up in the market more often, and they are commanding ever-higher prices.
The good news is plentiful. Firstly, as these were primarily collector bikes, most have very low miles (such as this sub-1k example), all have been very well taken care of, and some have gone to the extreme of being housebroken (such as this bike here). MHe ownership also brought with it some tidy extras - a color matched swingarm stand, shirt, numbered plaque and bike cover.
From the seller:
2002 Ducati MH900e
1559 out of 2000 manufactured, vin number ZDM1LA4N52B000868
Clear California Title, current PNO. I am the second owner of this motorcycle since 2005, having purchased it from my friend at Moto Corsa in Portland. It has traveled a total of 937 miles in probably ten uses. The rest of the time it has been a piece of art in my loft. It is bone stock with no modifications. I recently replaced the batteries. I start it regularly and bring it to operating temperature (much to the dismay of my neighbors) Kept on battery tender it is ready to enjoy either as static or rolling art. This Ducati shows no sign of wear or blemishes at all. No oil leaks or discoloration. A remarkable piece to be sure. I have with this bike the numbered plaque, manuals, and all keys. I do not have the tee shirt nor the red pit stand. I guarantee the new owner compete satisfaction with this beautiful piece of art. Interesting trades are interesting.
The MHe was sold out the first day it was offered - January 1, 2000. This was carefully orchestrated by Ducati to celebrate the millenium. And while Ducati eventually built twice as many units as the 1,000 originally announced, these bikes continue to impress with artistic good looks and a coveted rarity. Such was not always the case however - the MHe went through a pricing slump based the additional units, and comments on the less than ideal riding experience (i.e. lack of comfort, small fuel tank, illegible warning lights, etc.). The rebound on this model has been strong, however, and MHe models are selling for more than ever.
This bike is located in California, and is claimed to be all original. The pictures show a good example stored in the ideal climate controlled environment; inside the house. The miles are low, the pictures are high res, and the BIN on this bike is a cool $22,900. Is this higher than the market will bear? We have seen crazy price jumps on several bikes this year, and the MHe might just be the next model to make that list. Check out this beautiful bike here, and let us know where you think the market is headed. Is collecting back in style, or is it time to cash out? Good Luck!