Posts by tag: MH900e

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!
Ducati August 14, 2013 posted by

2002 Ducati MH900e #1450 with 566 Miles in New Jersey

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Here's another beautiful, exceptionally low mileage, limited edition, Italian motorcycle, available for a fraction of the original MSRP. This bike is shown by the original owner, has books and receipts, and well documents the minor flaws that have been incurred from storage over the years. If you're looking for a conversation worthy display piece for your home, check it out!

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2002 Ducati MH900e for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

Up for auction is a beautiful 2002 Ducati MH900e motorcycle. It is number 1450/2000. I took delivery of this bike brand new from Jack Trebour Motorcycles on January 5, 2002 after a two year wait. This motorcycle is in mint condition. It has only 566 miles on it. This vehicle has always been garaged and is in original stock condition. It has never been raced, misused, or abused in any way. This motorcycle has always been properly stored (i.e. no stale fuel) and started on a regular basis. The oil has been changed on a regular basis. I put new batteries (Yuasa YTX7L-BS) in it in late September, 2012. Battery tender leads have also been installed to make charging the batteries much easier. The oil (Mobil 1 4T), filter (OEM Ducati), and spark plugs (OEM Ducati Champion RA6HC) were recently changed. I am the only person (40 something) who has ridden this motorcycle since taking delivery. In the name of full disclosure, there are a few minor issues worth noting. Each is shown in the photos and highlighted in yellow.

1. There is a small scuff on the rear seat pad.

2. There is a fine and shallow scratch (approx. 1/2") on the rear cowl.

3. The paint on the inside of the fairing where the left mirror is attached is chipped. This was present when I took delivery.

4. There are some minor blemishes on the left side of the triple tree. They were present when I took delivery.

5. There is a fine and shallow scratch on the right exhaust.

6. There is some cracking in the clear coat on the rear wheel. It is located on the hub area and each of the five spokes on the right side of the wheel. In addition, there is some cracking in the clear coat on the left side of the rear wheel. One is a 3" patch and the other is a 10" patch on the short side of the rim that mates to the tire. The cracking is extremely fine and shallow. All areas are smooth to the touch and there is no flaking. I am not sure if this was present when I took delivery. It is rather difficult to notice.

7. There are some scratches in the paint on the center stand. Most of them are on the bottom.

All of the original paperwork will be included in the sale. In addition, a Ducati MH900e shop manual, Ducati Performance MH900e Accessories and Kit Catalogue, Ducati Desmo Owners Club booklet filled out in my name, and some magazines from the period will be included. Finally, the plaque, t-shirt (used) w/box, original spark plugs, oil filter, Fiamm batteries (no longer working) will also be included.

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2002 Ducati MH900e #1450 with 566 Miles in New Jersey
Aprilia May 16, 2013 posted by

Month in Review: April 2013 Sales Report

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Welcome back to our latest sales report, where savvy buyers and sellers keep an eye on market values. We blogged 60 bikes in April and here is a review of 20 of them, most having sold. In fact 4 of them sold to our own readers. Lowest sale price was $1900 and highest was $64k!

Congratulations to April's buyers and sellers!

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This Suzuki RGV250 Lucky Strike failed to sell even though it was bid up to $8100.

Lucky Strike Suzuki


From the Michigan collection, this 1996 Bimota DB3 Mantra did end up selling after one relist for full price of $16900.

Bimota Mantra For Sale


This 2002 Ducati MH900e with under 1000 miles sold for $22900.

Ducati MH900e For Sale


The 1983 Honda CX650T Turbo sold for $15100! These really do have quite the following!

Honda CX650T For Sale


The 4k mile Honda RC30 failed to get much love when first listed with spares at $30k and then relisted without it failed to sell at $17600.

Honda RC30 For Sale


This adorable and exceptionally clean 1983 Kawasaki GPz 305 sold for just $1625!

Kawasaki GPz 305 For Sale


The first of two 86 Honda NS400R's that would sell this month, this one sold for $10099!

Honda NS400R For Sale


The second NS400R sold for just $6100 in comparison.

Honda NS400R For Sale


This 1987 Honda NSR250 looked pretty tidy and sold for just $3800.

Honda NSR250 MC16 For Sale


At $4000, this has to be the cheapest RVF400 we've seen sell. Congrats to the lucky new owner!

RVF400 For Sale


This little 1983 Ducati 350 Desmo sold for only $1900, which is probably the cheapest Ducati we've ever seen sold either!

1983 Ducati 350 For Sale


Here's the 1983 Suzuki GS550ES which sold for $3450.

Suzuki GS550ES For Sale


Sold to one of our readers, this 1998 Ducati 916SPS sold for $12900.

Ducati 916SPS For Sale


Also sold to one of readers was this 1993 Ducati 900SS Superlight for $9200.

Ducati Superlight For Sale


This stunning 74 Ducati 750 Sport, original and unrestored, sold for an eye popping $64k!

1974 Ducati 750 Sport For Sale


Back to the blue smoke, this 1999 Aprilia RS250 Cup sold for only $5300.

Aprilia RS250 Cup For Sale


This 1985 Honda VF1000R sold for a tidy $8000.

Honda VF1000R For Sale


A good month for classic Honda's as this 1983 CB1100R sold as well for $23600.

1983 Honda CB1100R For Sale


Sold to one of our readers was this very handsome 1997 Aprilia RS250 for $8100.

Aprilia RS250 For Sale


Finally, this 85 Yamaha RZ500 sold to one of our readers for $14500.

1985 Yamaha RZ500 For Sale

Sport Bikes For Sale April 5, 2013 posted by

Turn of the Century: 2002 Ducati MH900e with 937 miles!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

MI

Ducati October 15, 2012 posted by

2002 Ducati MH900e #0357 For Sale in Florida

Like most of the MH900e's we've posted on this site, this is another very low miles example that is like new. This one has just 140 miles and as you can see in the pictures, it's very well preserved indeed. See it on eBay now.

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Ducati July 19, 2012 posted by

MH2K: 2001 Ducati MH900e Evoluzione

For Sale: 2001 Ducati MH900e Evoluzione

When introduced on January 1, 2000, this modern remake of the Mike Hailwood memorial model was more Tron than "Mike the Bike." The internet ferver (it was available for sale online only) was built to a fever pitch, and the entire model lineup sold out on that first day. This is #1935 of a total 2000 built.

Utilizing many of the components of the modern sport classic line, the MH900e is powered by the familiar two valve Desmo, air cooled, 90 degree L-twin. This unit pumps out good torque and a great bass note, but is not equal to the higher reving units found on the Desmoquattro models. The rest of the chassis is pure MHe, including a single sided rear swingarm, unique seat cowl and high mounted "shotgun" exhaust pipes.

From the seller:
Perfect condition.

# 1935 of 2000 in existence.

Serviced by BMW Ducati Husqvarna Motorcycles of Atlanta last weekend. Please feel free to call them about the bike.

I have original key, rear tire sturdy stand, Owners Manual and a nice helmet to go with the bike. I do not have the tee shirt.

The bike is in perfect working condition and without flaw. Museum quality.

I am the sole owner.

These MHe machines have had an interesting history in terms of pricing. Initially, pricing went through the roof when demand exceeded supply and the hype had yet to settle. The bikes then went through a marked downturn as folks moved on to the next big thing from Ducati, MV Agusta, Bimota and others. A few years ago, these were $9k-$12k purchases. Recent activity might suggest the cost of entry is going up.

This seller is asking what can only be described as absurd money for this MH900e. With an opening bid of $17,000 (with reserve still in place), to a sky high $25,000 Buy It Now - these are RC30 numbers! Still, this is a one owner bike with a mere 300 claimed miles - not many for a revolutionary bike that is now 12 years old. To see more about the bike, click the link and jump over to the auction. Is this a bucket-bike for any of our readers? Be sure and let us know!

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