A vintage Ducati 900 Mike Hailwood Replica was auctioned with an estimated price of €8.000-€12.000. The motorcycle was launched in 1979 and is powered by a 973 cc Desmo SOHC V-Twin engine mated on a five speeds transmission. The MHR S2 model on offer was in good unrestored condition, and its eye-catching red and green fairing combined with its gold Campagnolo alloy rims will ensure that it continues to stand out.
When Mike Hailwood returned from New Zealand to the Isle of Man TT in 1978 on a privateer Ducati 900 SS, he was 38 years old and had not raced there in 11 years. His runaway win set the stage for the most popular version of the 900 SS, the MHR.
The red, white and green Mike Hailwood Replica 900 SS was introduced in 1979 and was an immediate success. Ducati tweaked the model several times to make it more user-friendly. The fairing became a two-piece in 1981, making service matters easier, and side panels were added to cover the battery and rear carburettor. In 1983, the Series 2 MHR included an electric start, an improved three-dog gearbox, Oscam wheels to take tubeless tyres, a narrower two-piece fairing, new alternator and a hydraulic dry clutch. Some bikes had Silentium mufflers, while others retained Contis.
Hit the jump for more pictures.