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One Of The Hottest Ducatis Ever Has Been Trapped In This Crate For 20 Years

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This morning I realized I was doing my thing Regular scrolls on car sales websites When I saw something that stopped me on my truck. At first glance, people seemed to be bidding on the Brina Trailer for a wooden box for $ 35,000. Then it hit me, this is not just a crate. Beyond those wooden walls is the unassembled 2002 Ducati MH900e. This is one of the hottest Ducati ever on the road.

Ducati is known for creating functional works of art, and choosing only one is number one A winding exercise. Some Ducati fans point to the 916 as the manufacturer’s most beautiful. Others may throw the Panigale V4 there. But if you want to melt your heart, one Ducati stands on them all: MH900e.

Here, let your heart skip like a crazy person in love:

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Now that I’ve got your attention, you’re probably wondering why this early machine seems to have jumped over time since the 1970s.

The MH900e was born as a sketch presented at the 1998 Internet Motorcycle Fair (INTERMOT) show. report With Silodrome, designer Pierre Terblanche was inspired by the 900SS, which won the Isle of Man TT in 1978.I got on that race bike To an unexpected victory It is none other than Mike Hailwood, a famous racer who retired from mainstream racing for 11 years at that time. The MH900e pays homage to Hailwood’s 900SS and does it in an impeccable style.

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Ducati decided to gauge interest in the motorcycle by posting a questionnaire on its website. Remember, this was the late 1990s, when internet users listened to the wonderful sounds of dial-up modems and heard “you’ve got mail!” once they got online. A questionnaire back then was something different.

The public loved the MH900e and wanted their own, so Ducati decided to put the motorcycle into production, limiting it to just 2,000 units. In another departure from the norm, the MH900e was also sold online through Ducati’s website. Orders went live on January 1, 2000 at a minute after midnight. Despite the era being in the internet’s infancy the bike sold out in just 31 minutes.

One of them was packaged up in a crate and shipped off to Rockville Harley-Davidson in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

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If you’re wondering how a new Ducati ends up at a Harley dealership you aren’t alone. The dealership is a part of Battley Cycles, which includes BMW and Ducati.

The motorcycle has remained in its crate and unsold ever since. Peeking at the pictures in the Bring a Trailer ListThis MH900e is still covered with the plastic that was packaged in the factory.

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An air-cooled 904cc Ducati 90 degree L twin is embedded somewhere in the crate. This engine is suitable for 74hp and 56lb-ft torque. It is bolted to a trellis frame that uses the engine as a stressed component. The list states that this motorcycle is never ready for delivery. In fact, the mileage of a rangefinder is unknown because no one cares about powering it up.

If the buyer chooses to break the crate and open it to build a motorcycle, first find what the paint looks like with slight rubbing damage.

The image of the article titled One of the Hottest Ducatis to date has been trapped in this crate for 20 years. One of the hottest Ducatis ever trapped in this crate for 20 years

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It’s nothing compared to dealing with awakening a 20-year hibernate engine. You’ll be dealing with all kinds of old rubber, from belts to all kinds of seals and hoses. And hopefully the engine itself hasn’t stopped working.

The MH900 Evoluzione costs about $ 18,000 when new and today’s $ 30,829.The 1,400 mile MH900e sold by the seller this month $ 41,000 One of only two miles $ 43,224.. How much does it cost to put something new in the crate?Currently $ 35,000 In 6 days to go to bring a trailer.

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