1984 Ducati MHR900 Build Sheet
The 1984 Ducati MHR900 marks both the end of Ducati's bevel drive era and the debut of electric start to a Ducati twin. This particular example has been in the same home for many years, but the owner had somewhat neglected this classic machine. It arrived at our workshop with cracked and chipped paint, worn suspension, a shaky kickstand, many electrical gremlins, and carburetors that were never tuned quite right.
To restore this beautiful machine no half measures would do as she had too many miles for a refresh; a full restoration was in order. The Bevel drive twin was torn down to the bare frame for powder coating while all bearings and bushings were replaced. The suspension rebuilt, the wheels brought back to their beautiful gold luster, and all chrome was re-chromed to better than new condition. The cockpit was brought back to new condition for a great view and the wiring gremlins were exorcised during the re-fresh and re-assembly of the engine.
By far the biggest challenge was the bodywork. With years and years of abuse and fiberglass "fixes", countless hours of bodywork and repairs were needed before the trademark Ducati Tricolore paint scheme of red, white and green could be applied. This was followed by the painstaking process of installing the decals correctly and the application of layers and layers of clear coat to protect the fresh paint. This bevel now looks as good as she performs.
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- Manufacturer: Ducati
- Year: 1984
- Model: MHR 900