1979 Ducati 864cc Mike Hailwood Replica
Registration no. NMA 170T
Frame no. DM860SS 900400
Engine no. 090382 DM860
Mike Hailwoods 1978 Isle of Man TT comeback ride is the stuff of legend. Out of top-flight bike racing for seven years and away from the Island for eleven, he took on and beat the might of the Honda works team to win the Formula 1 TT at record speed. Mikes mount that day was a Sports Motorcycles-entered Ducati v-twin, and the Italian factory lost little time in capitalising on this outstanding success by launching a road-going replica. Like the race-bike, the MHR was based on the production 900SS, but - inevitably - had much more in common with the latter than the former. Mechanical changes were confined to lighter wheels and improved Brembo brakes, and the MHRs performance was pretty much the same as that of the 900SS: around 135mph flat-out.
This early example has covered 75,568 miles from new. Described by the vendor as in generally excellent original condition and said to run well, the machine is offered with Swansea V5.
- There is no V5 with this lot.