2020 Shannons Spring Timed Online Auction
Lot
93

1985 Ducati 1000cc Mike Hailwood Replica 'Mille' Solo Motorcycle

$37,100

Melbourne

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Specifications

Engine 1000cc V-twin
Gearbox Five-speed
Colour Red/Green
Trim Black
Wheels Alloy spoked
Brakes Disc/Disc

Description

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Introduced to celebrate the accomplishments of legendary motorcycle race ace Mike Hailwood, the 1000 MHR (Mike Hailwood Replica) Mille arrived in 1984 as a replacement for the already potent 900 MHR. The legendary V-Twin engine was air-cooled and employed Ducati's trademark desmodromic valves with revised bevel drive. Bored and stroked to achieve 973cc, the 1000 MHR used a lightweight tube frame and all the latest-tech componentry, with a fairing designed to mimic the race bikes Hailwood used to such good effect. The new engine ran Nikasil barrels and a one-piece nitride crankshaft to ensure reliability, while an important addition was electric start. A hydraulic dry clutch operated a five-speed manual gearbox. These MHR Ducati's are truly sought-after today and can still compete with modern bikes for feel on the road, with undoubted charisma thrown in for good measure.