Posts by tag: MH900e

Ducati December 7, 2014 posted by

Get the red out: 2002 MH900e in gray & black

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No, you haven't activated a Instagram filter and your computer monitor has not switched over to monochrome, this really is an all gray and black Ducati MH900e.

The MH900e is a pretty polarizing bike among sportbike fans.   Some naysayers consider it merely a Ducati design and marketing exercise, an affront to the Mike Hailwood name.  These people tend to point to the fact that it wasn't a repli-racer/true sport bike and how from a technical standpoint the bike wasn't any major revelation; it came with the same 904 cc twin engine that powered the 900SS, a unit which only produced 75 bhp. Plus the MH900e had an oddball riding positing with a long reach to the bars as well as a pretty small gas tank.

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2002 MH900e with for sale on ebay

Meanwhile fans of the MH900e tend to point to the Terblanche design, which admittedly was unlike anything Ducati had produced up to that point.  They also often reference the fact that the MH900e was a 2000 unit/2 year limited production and how there is still no shortage of collectors still highly interested in this rolling piece of artwork.

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While the normal MH900e has made regular appearances here on RSBFS, those bikes have been mostly pristine/Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) bikes.   This particular MH900E has had some major cosmetic work done, with the frame being blacked out,  the rear tail unit and exhausts being modified, and the wheels and bodywork shifted to a nice dark gray color scheme.  Personally I think this improves the look of the MH900E tremendously, moving it from oddball to object of desire.

Here is what the seller has to say;

Build number 143

Has a reasonable 11,000 miles on it.

The frame was powder coated black and the bodywork was professionally painted in an immaculate battleship gray.

Wheels powder coated to match.

LED turn signals, Minimirrors,

Modified Staintune carbon exhaust, which is a bit shorter than stock.

Belts, plugs, oil, and pads were all recently changed.

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So whats this MH900e worth?  Personally I think this bike looks great but I don't think its going to appeal to a collector as these people tend to like the MH900e in OEM condition with ultra low mileage The Buy-It-Now price is 20,000 USD which isnt cheap but is actually 10k less than another MH900e listing on ebay.  Perhaps this one will appeal to someone who was on the fence about the MH900e, who liked the design but thought it was a bit too outlandish.

-Marty/Dallaslavowner

Get the red out:   2002 MH900e in gray & black
Ducati August 29, 2014 posted by

Market Correction? 2001 Ducati MH900e with zero miles

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One of the most common questions asked of the RSBFS staff is "how much?" How much is my bike worth? How much should I pay for a grey market two stroke? How much this bike go up in value (note the assumption it will go up)? Value is an interesting indicator - not just of a particular bike, but also of the market as a whole. That brings us to this particular bike: A ZERO mile Ducati MH900e. We posted a quickie on this bike in the past, as part of a larger MH900e montage (see that post here). The interesting thing is that montage listed FOUR examples of the MH900e available at the same time. And this zero mile bike is still for sale. In fact, there is a second zero mile bike located in San Francisco for sale at this time (you can check that bike out here).

2001 Ducati MH900e with ZERO miles

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So what happened to the MH900e market? When it was first released via the internet as a Year 2000 wonderbike, the MH900e was a marvel. Investors bought out the entire first year bike run in a single day. It was predominantly investors and speculators that day, buying on the promise of a rolling work of art, built in limited numbers and with a foundation steeped in history. Planned for 2000 units total as model years 2000 and 2001, the final run did not complete until 2002. Speculation continued to follow the bike; after the initial sale, market prices for the MH900e went up significantly. From that time onward, prices rode the fluctuation roller coaster - dropping down until sales re-ignited and driven upwards until sales stalled yet again. Rinse and repeat.

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From the seller:
If you are landing on this page you clearly know what you are looking at. You are bidding on a very special early 2001 MH900E with "100" miles. The reason for the quotation is because this bike has 0 miles on the odometer. My understanding is that the dealership has to pay additional fee's if they sell a brand new vehicle with "0" miles. Thus I believe it was recorded as "100" miles instead of "0" The title and registration (which has been paid for 2014) will reflect 100 miles on the bike. The bike is immaculate. The paint and body have been professionally detailed with mezerna polish and swissvax wax so the the bike looks better than the day it came off the dealership.

Bike comes with:
MH900E Stand
MH900E Numbered Shirt
MH900E Commemorative Numbered Plaque
MH900E Manuals
MH900E 2 Black Keys

For any collector, these items are a must to be included to retain top value for the bike.

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Some fun facts on the MH900e: The bike was designed by Pierre Terblanche (think 749/999), and was initially to have been assembled by Bimota staff. The implosion of the Rimini company in the wake of the vDue two stroke fiasco forced Ducati to bring the assembly back in house, resulting in the production delay. Another fun fact: this particular MH900e has been at auction again and again. At least six times by my count. And still looking for a home. Opening bid is $21k (!) It looks like market interest in this particular model is in the waning phase, top dollar prices will take longer to achieve, and prices will start to correct downwards. The MH900e will continue to be a special bike - but from current sales data we might have to wait a bit for it to become the "it" bike again.

MI

Market Correction?  2001 Ducati MH900e with zero miles
Ducati July 15, 2014 posted by

Supply vs Demand: FOUR Ducati MH900e examples for sale!

These Ducati MH900e models are popular collector bikes, given the low number of miles that seem to accumulate on them (the first bike on this list is the rare, er, the RSBFS exception). By all standards, these are not mechanically unique rides. The Ducati two-valve, air cooled L-twin has been a rock-solid performer since bell bottoms were hip and disco ruled the airwaves. Overall power has not quite kept up with the times, but reliability, ride-ability and real-world torque abound. So mechanically there is no reason why these should not all have more mileage, but the collection factor (rare, individually numbered machines) and the bent towards aesthetics versus practicality yields what is essentially a gorgeous, mobile torture rack. It is not often that we find four of these bikes available simultaneously. If you are looking for a MH900e, it's a buyers market!


2002 Ducati MH900e with 7,677 miles in Ohio

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From the seller:
Here is my Mike Hailwood. Clearly you know what this is. Mine has been ridden 7677 miles. It has never been down. It has been modded with the aftermarket clutch plate, clutch cover, and GP levers. I do not have those stock parts, fortunately I believe they are easy to come by if you so choose. The bike comes with its plaque in the case, two keys, and manuals. It has recently had the belt service as well as a new chain and some general love. The pictures are representative of its condition. This is a nice example that spent the winter in my living room and that I enjoy riding. I am selling to get a two-seater as I enjoy riding with my girlfriend. Naturally, as the bike has been ridden it will command a lower price than a zero mileage NOS example.


2002 Ducati MH900e with 1,784 miles in Texas

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From the seller:
This motorcycle is in showroom condition with 1,784 miles on it. The vin for this motorcycle is ZDM1LA4N72B001.
Aftermarket parts included:
-Ohlins Shock
-Vented Clutch and Belt Covers
-DP Levers
-Staintune Exhaust
-Carbon Rear Fender
-Bike Cover
-Stand


2002 Ducati MH900e with zero claimed miles in Georgia

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From the seller:
If you are landing on this page you clearly know what you are looking at. You are bidding on a very special early 2001 MH900E with "100" miles. The reason for the quotation is because this bike has 0 miles on the odometer. My understanding is that the dealership has to pay additional fee's if they sell a brand new vehicle with "0" miles. Thus I believe it was recorded as "100" miles instead of "0" The title and registration (which has been paid for 2014) will reflect 100 miles on the bike. The bike is immaculate. The paint and body have been professionally detailed with mezerna polish and swissvax wax so the the bike looks better than the day it came off the dealership.

Bike comes with:
MH900E Stand
MH900E Numbered Shirt
MH900E Commemorative Numbered Plaque
MH900E Manuals
MH900E 2 Black Keys
For any collector, these items are a must to be included to retain top value for the bike.


2002 Ducati MH900e with 1,425 miles in Arizona

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From the seller:
2002 Ducati MH900 Evoluzione. Very Rare and a Collector Bike. only 2000 Made. Like New. Ready to be Ridden. All factory, This 2001 MH900e Mike Hailwood EVOluziorve has only 1425 miles on the odometer - beautiful and works great. Numbered 1595 of only 2000 manufactured. (Only 500 or so made it to the states). Hard to believe it's almost 13 years old - Michelin Pilot Tires, all fluids checked/changed, new batteries, runs great. Overall I would rate the condition of the bike as excellent.


Well there you have it - four examples of the most collected model in (recent) Ducati history scattered across the US. Prices range from $16,800 to $25,000. If this is your bucket bike, then now is the time to buy. Good Luck!!

MI

Supply vs Demand: FOUR Ducati MH900e examples for sale!
Ducati May 20, 2014 posted by

Featured Listing: 2002 Ducati MH900e available in San Francisco

Update 5.29.2014: Sold!

2002 Ducati MH900e for sale

This is the 3rd of 4 Feature Listings from Michael, and it's just as beautiful as his other offerings. Like many of the Mike Hailwood Evoluzione editions featured on this site, this one was destined for showroom duty and as such it has been nicely preserved. Should you wish to ride it a bit, it's been treated to a service earlier this month and is ready to go. After it's early summer tour it will be ready to be returned to a private podium for display and appreciation.

2002 Ducati MH900e for sale on eBay

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We'd once again like to give a sincere thank you to Michael for the purchase of a Feature Listing. Good luck to buyers and seller!

-dc

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from the seller:

I have owned this bike for a little over 5 years and have had it for display purposes only.

Just serviced at Desmoto in San Francisco on May10 . Service includes new batteries (dual), new drive belts with valve clearance check, synthetic oil service and brake fluid service. The tires are preserved original Michelin pilots.

Can be seen in person @ Piston and Chain Motorcycle Club 1285 Folsom St , San Francisco

Comes with plaque #1857 and red wheel stand

Call Mike 7026770499

Featured Listing:  2002 Ducati MH900e available in San Francisco
Ducati May 9, 2014 posted by

Featured Listing: One Owner 2002 Ducati MH900e with 650 Miles

Update 6.2.2014: Now on eBay

Update: I've been in touch with Chris and he tells me this one is leaving the country. Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc


2002 Ducati MH900e Mike Hailwood Evoluzione

Amongst modern-classic Ducati's, the Mike Hailwood tribute MH900e is close to the top in terms of collectability. While some purists will maintain that a modern-classic would require fairings and race pedigree, there is seemingly no shortage of collectors still highly interested in this rolling piece of artwork. And this is the kind of example they're after as it checks all the right boxes: perfect condition, very low mileage, one owner, and just serviced. While it's very likely to get ridden only once or twice and then put back on display, most buyers want an example as close to new as possible and ready for use. This fits the bill very nicely!

2002 Ducati MH900e for sale on eBay

2002 Ducati MH900e for sale

We have featured several of Chris's rare and beautiful bikes over the years and this one is no exception. He has provided us with fresh pictures and description of this special edition MH900e. All pictures are linked to high resolution images. Enjoy the new desktops!

We'd like to thank Chris again for supporting the site by purchasing a Featured Listing. Good luck to buyers and seller!

dc

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from the seller:

One collector owned motorcycle that was used a bedroom display piece in near mint condition. The body and paintwork is all original in immaculate condition. Tasteful enhancements and upgrades include mirror lenses repositioned 30 degrees upward, Cycle Cat machined billet aluminum risers, Ducati Performance polished billet aluminum belt covers and Ohlins rear shock.
This makes the bike very enjoyable and comfortable to ride.

I have all the books and documentation, copy of the original title, extra un-used key as well as the official numbered T-shirt with box, original magazine article, Desmo club documents and patch, numbered plaque and original rear shock.
Just serviced at Fay Myers Ducati in Colorado on April 3rd with 480 miles. Service includes new batteries with tenders, new drive belts with valve clearance check, synthetic oil service and brake fluid service. The tires are original issue Michelin pilots in near new condition.

We have many more detailed photos that we will be happy to send or provide any specific photos that you may be looking for.
The bike has been NC inspected and is being sold by a local franchised motorcycle dealer. Viewing and inspection during the week or weekend by appointment. Dealer and motor vehicle fees are excluded.

Please call 252-294-8988 for more detailed information or to schedule an appointment.

Selling price of $19,995

Featured Listing:  One Owner 2002 Ducati MH900e with 650 Miles
Ducati April 11, 2014 posted by

X-Ray Vision: 2002 Ducati MH900e Brand New in the Crate!

2002 Ducati MH900e for sale in the crate

Even though these were practically released as turn key collectibles, most buyers put them on the street for a little while to experience the investment a little bit. If you browse our archives, the examples we have highlighted have only turned 500-2500 miles in most cases. Not this one. It's still a 0 mile example and never removed from the crate. While previously unopened sportbikes we've seen haven't necessarily had a preview of what's inside, this seller has taken the time to x-ray the contents! While part publicity stunt, it will add to this particular example's history and value. 20 years from now if it's still in the crate, can you imagine what it may be worth?

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2002 Ducati MH900e for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

2002 Ducati MH900e still in the original, un-opened, crate!

This is #1617/2000. The crate has literally NEVER been opened. It still has the original nylon straps around it as it came from the factory.

I won’t go into details about the Ducati MH900e model itself because I’m sure, if you’re looking at this listing, you are well aware of the history of these bikes. If not, Wikipedia has some great information.

This particular bike was purchased locally by an acquaintance who, by the time the bike was actually delivered to him (2 yrs after his online order), had fallen ill and was in no condition to drive it so he had it delivered to his home still in the crate. It sat in his heated garage until last year when I acquired it.

Knowing the rarity of finding an MH900e still in the crate I did not want to open the crate either. But also knowing that a potential buyer would want some form of confirmation as to the contents, I made arrangements through some senior contacts I have at UPS to have the bike taken to the airport for a security scan and x-ray. I’ve attached pics of the x-ray. If you look closely you can see everything inside, including the stand and box that contains the plaque & shirt (on top of the seat). I also have the original bill of sale (from 2002) from the local dealership.

I make/offer no warranty about the mechanical condition of the bike itself other than it is brand new, complete, and the crate has never been dropped, damaged, or opened. Obviously never having been PDI’d by a dealer, it would be impossible for me to warrant it mechanically.

I apologize that there aren’t more pics, but there’s only so much detail you can show of the crate itself. If you would like any more shots please contact me. For obvious collectability reasons though, I will NOT “break the seal” and open the crate to take pics. The winning bidder will be entitled to open the crate and my facility prior to shipping if they choose, once payment in full has been made.

X-Ray Vision:  2002 Ducati MH900e Brand New in the Crate!