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Ducati MH900e


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The MH900e began as a created by the Ducati designer, Terblanche. in homage to Mike 1978 win of the Isle of Man TT. Giving way to the designation “MH”.

In September the sketch was presented to the general at the Intermot Show in Munich and met rave reviews. Due to the enthusiastic from the press and public, decided to post a questionnaire on website to test the true of the MH900e fans. 300 Ducatisti positively.

With this Federico Minoli and Massimo (General Manager of Ducati) to take the risk and produce a run of two thousand hand-built bikes. The one thousand bikes would be in 2000 and the second thousand be produced in 2001.

The sale of the MH900e was as unique as the itself. Ducati made the to sell the new bike directly to the exclusively via the Internet in a form of known as B-2-C (Business to This was a first for any motorcycle It was a risky move, but the result not have been any better

The website opened for orders on 1, 2000 at 00:01am GMT at a price of The first 1000 units sold out in 31 short minutes. The bikes were sold the next few weeks.

Individuals made purchases 20 different countries. The estimated of the sales was 30% from Europe, 30% the US and 39% from Japan.

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The production of the MH900e was originally to be sourced out to Bimota with beginning the summer of 2000, but the of the small company resulted in keeping the production in-house. The would be hand-built in a corner of the Factory at a rate of 4-5 bikes per Due to the unexpected changes, there was a start in production with the bike being produced after its introduction in December Production continued into resulting in two different production associated with the VIN’s and 2002)

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The overall of the bike was essentially a fusion of old and On the outside it gave off a feeling of nostalgia with the performance of a more modern motorcycle. most of the concept was retained in the production, they did swap out the integrated rear turn for a more conventional design and off the rearview camera and display.

The MH900e was built around the 904cc aircooled L-Twin found on the Ducati 900SS. SOHC motor produced 75bhp. By today’s standards power may be a little lacking, but it plenty of acceleration and mid-range thanks to the fuel injection and gearing from the Monster The rattle of the dry clutch alone was to excite most old-school

Terblanche wanted the motor to be a point of his creation and what way to display this magnificent than to suspend it in Ducati’s red trellis frame.

For a piece of art, the bike very well with its steel single-sided swing arm and in the rear, upside-down forks up 5 spoke wheels and Brembo’s brake system. Together the engine, the rider was ensured an ride.

To further enhance the of the MH900e, owners were a matching red paddock stand as as a plaque and T-shirt marked the production number of their new

Controversy [ edit ]

In 2001 Hailwood, Mike Hailwood’s wife, sued Ducati for her late husband’s name in with Ducati’s MH900e. Hailwood never rode the and Ducati defended that the was inspired by the Ducati motorcycle Mike Hailwood rode at the of Man TT race in 1978. The case was with a retroactive license. [ 8 ]

Ducati MH 900 E

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