Designed by Pierre Terblanche to commemorate the winning of Mike Hailwood in 1978 Isle of Man TT. Hence, the MH acronym in the MH900e model name. 900 refers to the 904cc L-twin 2-valve air-cooled engine with the unmistaken valve control, the Desmodromic, that churns out 74hp at 8,000RPM. Hitting the top speed at 221.6km/h (137.7mph), this bike one of the faster bikes at the time.
The sales of this MH900e is unique where the it is sold online directly by Ducati. This means that there are no middleman handling the transaction. It is Ducati direct to the customer. A great record to be remembered when the first batch of 1,000 unit of the MH900e is snapped online just by 31 minutes after the sales start on January 1st 2000, 12.01am.
It is more interesting that this particular bike pictured above is the one that is available in Malaysia. Possibly, this is the only one unit available here in the region. You should read from source here.
via: Malaysian Motornews: http://speedrider.org/motornews/rare-ducati-mh900e-di-malaysia/
Kuala Lumpur, 12 October 2013 – Next Bike Sdn Bhd (Ducati Malaysia) polished off a sensational week of product launches and celebrated the Malaysian MotoGP weekend with the introduction of the Ducati 899 Panigale at the Welcome Centre in Sepang International Circuit today. Continue reading “2014 Ducati 899 Panigale first launch in Asia at Sepang MotoGP by Andrea Dovizioso – RM108,888”
A great teaser about the Ducati 899 Panigale. A supermid perfection at 148HP. Even though, no longer using the single-side swing arm. Video is after the jump: Continue reading “[Video] Official Ducati 899 Panigale teaser – your road to the track / la tua strada verso la pista”
The new 899 Panigale – Supermid perfection
The introduction of the highly-anticipated Ducati 899 Panigale provides a new way to access the exclusive world of Ducati Superbikes with a “Supermid” version designed to provide the thrill of the new generation flagship model with the refined character of an everyday streetbike. The brand new Superquadro engine features a revised bore and stroke for a broad power delivery, producing 148hp (109kW) with a torque of 73lb-ft (10.1kgm). The super-smooth power unit continues to be a fully stressed member of the innovative Panigale monocoque construction, achieving both an outstanding power-to-weight ratio and ride-enhancing agility with a dry weight of 169kg (372.5lb). An 1199 silhouette underlines the family DNA, while the Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) and the fully integrated Riding Mode technologies of Ride-by-Wire, triple stage ABS, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) and Engine Brake Control (EBC) continue the benchmark ingenuity introduced with the award-winning Panigale. Ducati’s constant pursuit of perfection now offers all-round performance for connoisseurs with an authentic and stylish way to enter the world of high performance. The 899 Panigale is available in traditional Ducati red with black wheels or a stunning arctic white silk with red wheels. Continue reading “2014 Ducati 899 Panigale – the ‘Minigale’ at 148HP”