c.2001 Ducati 904cc MH900E Frame no. ZDMV300AA1B001657 Engine no. ZDM904A2K013335
Lot 363
One owner, 1,419 miles from new,2001 Ducati MH900e Frame no. ZDMV300AA1B001657 Engine no. ZDM904A2K013335
Sold for £12,650 (US$ 19,933) inc. premium

Lot Details
c.2001 Ducati 904cc MH900E Frame no. ZDMV300AA1B001657 Engine no. ZDM904A2K013335 c.2001 Ducati 904cc MH900E Frame no. ZDMV300AA1B001657 Engine no. ZDM904A2K013335 c.2001 Ducati 904cc MH900E Frame no. ZDMV300AA1B001657 Engine no. ZDM904A2K013335 c.2001 Ducati 904cc MH900E Frame no. ZDMV300AA1B001657 Engine no. ZDM904A2K013335 c.2001 Ducati 904cc MH900E Frame no. ZDMV300AA1B001657 Engine no. ZDM904A2K013335 c.2001 Ducati 904cc MH900E Frame no. ZDMV300AA1B001657 Engine no. ZDM904A2K013335 c.2001 Ducati 904cc MH900E Frame no. ZDMV300AA1B001657 Engine no. ZDM904A2K013335 c.2001 Ducati 904cc MH900E Frame no. ZDMV300AA1B001657 Engine no. ZDM904A2K013335 c.2001 Ducati 904cc MH900E Frame no. ZDMV300AA1B001657 Engine no. ZDM904A2K013335 c.2001 Ducati 904cc MH900E Frame no. ZDMV300AA1B001657 Engine no. ZDM904A2K013335 c.2001 Ducati 904cc MH900E Frame no. ZDMV300AA1B001657 Engine no. ZDM904A2K013335 c.2001 Ducati 904cc MH900E Frame no. ZDMV300AA1B001657 Engine no. ZDM904A2K013335
One owner, 1,419 miles from new
2001 Ducati MH900e
Registration no. LJ51 OKU
Frame no. ZDMV300AA1B001657
Engine no. ZDM904A2K013335
Inspired by Mike Hailwood's fairytale comeback victory aboard a Sports Motorcycles-entered Ducati in the 1978 Isle of Man Formula 1 TT, the MH900e (Mike Hailwood 900 evoluzione) was first seen in 'concept bike' form at the 1998 Munich Show. The work of Ducati's design boss, Pierre Térreblanche, it was a personal project never intended for production but such was the response that Ducati went ahead anyway and announced a limited run of only 2,000 machines, to be sold over the Internet. Combining styling elements of the Multistrada and 900SS, the MH900e deployed the fuel-injected v-twin engine from the M900 Monster in a trademark trellis frame equipped with matching single-sided swinging arm. In fact, identifiable similarities between Hailwood's TT-winning bike and the MH900e were notable by their almost total absence, being limited to a finned sump mimicking the old bevel-drive motors. Or as Bike put it: 'Retro meets funk in race-rep fashion statement.' Britain's premier motorcycle journal was correct: rather than as an exercise in nostalgia, the MH900e worked far better when assessed as a design in its own right. Its intended market certainly thought highly of the concept, snapping up the entire production run within a matter of hours and thereby creating an instantly collectible classic.

Given the MH900e's 'work of art' status, it is not surprising that most have been used sparingly and this example - number '1707' of the series - has covered only 1,419 miles from new. Supplied via marque specialists Pro-Twins of Godstone, Surrey, it was returned to them after a few hundred miles to be upgraded with a host of official factory accessories including a Termignoni full titanium exhaust system; Öhlins shock absorber; semi-open belt and clutch covers; drilled handlebar control levers; chromed mirrors and valve covers; stainless steel clutch springs, etc. All the original parts are included in the sale together with other valuable MH900e accessories (full itemised list available).

In addition, '1707' comes with a new, unused and boxed MH900e T-shirt, individually numbered; presentation box and plaque for '1707'; workshop manual; original factory MH900e cover, boxed; accessories brochure; original tool kit/pouch; service booklet and owner's handbook; spare keys; Spyball alarm fobs and instructions; the original despatch crate cover with MH900e logo and serial number; MH900e magazine features and poster; and a rear wheel paddock stand. Accompanying documentation consists of factory correspondence, expired MoTs (most recent 2007-2008), SORN declarations and Swansea V5C registration document. Kept garaged since last used in 2008, this exceptionally well specified and fully documented MH900e is a collectors' dream and surely a 'Blue Chip' investment for the future.

Saleroom notices

  • We are unable to locate the engine number. The odometer reading since cataloguing now reads 1527
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