I'd proclaim to the modded owner "How COULD you!!"
While I agree with you whole heartedly, I don't know this particular owner's motive. My guess is that he wrecked it and chose to go this route on it because it was actually less investment than the factory parts.
That's only a guess. Someone else suggested that he bought it wrecked with a salvage title and just had at it. Also a guess.
Largely though, I really could care less about his motives or in fact, the end product of his "personalization" simply due to the facts surrounding the MHE.
I understand their place in Ducati model history. I understand that it was supposed to be a tribute to Mike Hailwood.
I also understand that it was commissioned without prior consult with the Hailwood estate, his son or his widow.
It was sold without their consent to use the Hailwood name.
With that for context, please excuse my lack of enthusiasm for praise or criticism of the bike pictured.
I just thought it was kinda cool for the way some of it was done. Never seen a carbon fiber MHE before so that also figured on the interest scale.
I do however agree whole heartedly that a classic example of a Ducati should be kept period correct. That's what makes them interesting.
Seeing one that was done up, over the top personalized holds next to no interest for me personally.
In this case though, I didn't have a great deal of interest in the MHE to begin with so.....I already stated my thoughts on that above.....sean
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