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The Past Future – 2002 Ducati MH900e

It was a long time ago – and a long time coming – but the spectacle of The Year 2000 loomed large during the final minutes of the last century. This was the future date by when we would have flying cars, personal jetpacks, and robotic assistance in every aspect of our lives. The same year also promised catastrophic failures across any number of computer and infrastructure systems in the form of the Y2K bug. Looking back it is laughable that a single New Year’s Day would suddenly encompass all our hopes, dreams, ideals and fears into an isolated event, but it became a momentous milestone all the same. And amid all of the hoopla, Ducati embraced the fad known as the internet to offer a new take on an old classic for sale in an exclusive manner: The MH900e was born.

2002 Ducati MH900e for sale on eBay

Designed by the controversial stylist Pierre Terblanche, the MH900e morphed the traditional Mike Hailwood model DNA into an extremely stylized display. Highly accentuated features such as the aggressive stance, the shotgun pipe high exhaust, asymmetrical shock and single sided swingarm make the bike stand out like none other. You know an MHe when you see it. But not all is for show. The MHe started life as an adaptation of the standard Supersport package, motoring an air-cooled, two-valve, torquey Desmo twin. Brembo brakes, Paioli shock and 43mm upside down forks add to the go side of the equation. The riding position is said to be a bit stretched out, but many MHe examples have seen some reasonable miles, making the show AND go equation work out well.

From the seller:
or your consideration is a rare Ducati MH900E ( # 1587) of which only 2000 were produced world wide. These were sold online and first available to order at 12:01 1/1/2000. They sold fast and are a combination of old and new design.

This is truly a special low production bike. Often referred to as the most beautiful motorcycle ever built. The bike has just 1306 mile in 20 years. It has been run regularly and maintained to the highest degree. Belt service preformed 2 miles ago last week as well as valve adjustment. I’m the second owner and both myself and the original own have kept the bike in a climate controlled storage. The batteries and all bulbs just replaced as have the plastic fuel line connectors with new metal connectors. The OEM connectors have a tendency to crack with age. The bike runs like a champ and sounds awesome. I have the things you see in the pics that came with the bike. Clean title is in my name. Feel free to come inspect the bike if you wish or ask any questions. Bike is all original except for the service items mentioned. Not original is the carbon fiber chain guard. The previous owner had a mishap with the bike stand cracking the chain guard and scratched the swing arm that has been touched up with exact color match could wet sand if you wanted but you will not see it unless you know it’s there. The emissions box has been removed but is included and is simple to reinstall. Bike recently ceramic coated and looks great. Original tool kit and cover included.

The seller has included a cold start video which can be seen here:

Sold only through the internet and with all 2000 units sold out in short order, the MH900e was only ever destined to be a collector bike. As such, we see these bikes turn up from time to time, always in immaculate condition, and – more often than not – with fewer miles than most other banner bikes. Today’s example looks well loved and clean, has a very modest number of miles on the clock (1,306), and is nicely photographed. Pricing – at $30k or best offer in a Buy It Now format – is pretty much on the money for what is being asked with similar examples. You can check out all of the details here, and Good Luck!!



  • I dont know anyone who called this the most beautiful bike ever built…now the 1930 henderson KJ Strealine, THAT was a beautiful bike

  • What I really want to know is how it rides. I heard some not so great things about actual riding experience. It doesn’t matter though, I’ll probably never get to ride one anyway.

  • Sorry, I’d rather have an original MHR . . .

  • Agreed, always found this design to be deliberately freakish. I much prefer the Sport Classic in orange.

  • okay bike but standard it had a tiny fuel tank.

  • Never thought much of these either, a parts bin special with a grand price tag. For the same money a competent mechanic could assemble something far prettier but entirely Ducati.

  • I owned one for 5 years, eye candy but the most uncomfortable bike I have ever ridden, after 20 kms your wrists are screaming. Handles poorly, brakes are ok. Great show bike or to look at in your lounge room!

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