1979 Ducati 864cc Mike Hailwood Replica Frame no. 900017 Engine no. 089374

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Lot 648
1979 Ducati 864cc Mike Hailwood Replica
Registration no. JGX 274V Frame no. 900017 Engine no. 089374

£ 22,500 - 27,500
US$ 27,000 - 33,000
Amended
1979 Ducati 864cc Mike Hailwood Replica
Registration no. JGX 274V
Frame no. 900017
Engine no. 089374
• Original UK-delivered example
• Early Series 1 model
• Unused since professional restoration in 2018/2019

Mike Hailwood's 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. Mike's 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. Most obvious difference was the full fairing finished in red, green and white, complemented by a glassfibre tank and racing seat. In fact, the 'tank' hid a steel fuel reservoir, glassfibre being illegal in the UK for tanks, and the seat's clever two-piece design enabled it to accommodate a pillion passenger. Mechanical changes were confined to lighter wheels and improved Brembo brakes, and the MHR's performance was pretty much the same as that of the 900SS: around 135mph flat-out.

The current owner acquired this MHR from Cosmo Classic Motorcycles Ltd of St Leonard's, East Sussex in March 2018 (bill of sale on file). The vendor advises us that it is an original UK-delivered machine that has had three previous owners, the third owning it for 31 years. The Ducati has been restored while in the owner's care, the rebuild being entrusted to classic Ducati specialists Motori de Marino. The engine had already been restored by Bains Racing, and the machine has not been used since completion in 2019. Stronger Series 2 wheels are fitted at present (the original Series 1 Speedline wheels are included in the sale) and being an early example, the machine has the glassfibre tank cover and one-piece fairing, the latter finished in the striking original red/dark green livery with correct details. Last run in 2020, this superb Hailwood Replica is offered with sundry restoration invoices and a V5C document.

Saleroom notices

  • The full frame number is DM860 SS*9000017*. The full engine number is 089374 DM860. Please click the link to view the walkaround video of Lot 648: click here
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1979 Ducati 864cc Mike Hailwood Replica Frame no. 900017 Engine no. 089374
1979 Ducati 864cc Mike Hailwood Replica Frame no. 900017 Engine no. 089374
1979 Ducati 864cc Mike Hailwood Replica Frame no. 900017 Engine no. 089374
1979 Ducati 864cc Mike Hailwood Replica Frame no. 900017 Engine no. 089374
1979 Ducati 864cc Mike Hailwood Replica Frame no. 900017 Engine no. 089374
1979 Ducati 864cc Mike Hailwood Replica Frame no. 900017 Engine no. 089374
1979 Ducati 864cc Mike Hailwood Replica Frame no. 900017 Engine no. 089374
1979 Ducati 864cc Mike Hailwood Replica Frame no. 900017 Engine no. 089374
1979 Ducati 864cc Mike Hailwood Replica Frame no. 900017 Engine no. 089374
1979 Ducati 864cc Mike Hailwood Replica Frame no. 900017 Engine no. 089374
1979 Ducati 864cc Mike Hailwood Replica Frame no. 900017 Engine no. 089374
1979 Ducati 864cc Mike Hailwood Replica Frame no. 900017 Engine no. 089374
1979 Ducati 864cc Mike Hailwood Replica Frame no. 900017 Engine no. 089374
1979 Ducati 864cc Mike Hailwood Replica Frame no. 900017 Engine no. 089374
1979 Ducati 864cc Mike Hailwood Replica Frame no. 900017 Engine no. 089374
1979 Ducati 864cc Mike Hailwood Replica Frame no. 900017 Engine no. 089374
1979 Ducati 864cc Mike Hailwood Replica Frame no. 900017 Engine no. 089374
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