Friday August 02, 2019
Neo-Neo Retro: Onehandmade reworks the Ducati MH900e

Ducati MH900e cafe racer by Onehandmade
Pierre Terblanche designed some of Italy’s most unforgettable motorcycles—but none of them left a mark quite like the Ducati MH900e.

Produced for just two years between 2001 and 2002, the MH900e displayed the quirky beauty that Terblanche’s work was known for. It was a homage to Mike Hailwood’s 1978 Isle of Man TT race bike; not a direct replica, but rather an evoluzione.

Ducati MH900e cafe racer by Onehandmade
Most importantly, Ducati only ever made 2,000 of them (1,000 of which sold out in 31 minutes). Finding one is rare—and customizing one is downright risky.

‘Chun’ Hung of Onehandmade is unfazed though. After he failed to dissuade his client (the owner of Taipei ink shop Endless Tattoo) from putting his MH900e under the knife, he simply leant into the project with equal measures of skill and reverence.…

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