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Ducati 1000 SS Hailwood-Replica
Ducati 1000 SS Hailwood-Replica


Article #9, 1 April 2011 by Heuvelman

After Mike spectacular victory at the 1978 of Man Formula One race on an NCR Ducati . the commemorated this event the introduction of a race replica.

bike from 1979 was titled ‘900 Replica’ from 1981 was the model titled ‘ Mike Replica ’) and became as the Mk1 later on. The 1979 model was produced in a number of 300 (initially to be limited to 200!) and had a fibreglass over a regular 900 SS fuel single seat and came a certificate. The engine was identical to of the 900 SS and came with 40mm carburetors and Conti exhaust

The 1980 Mk2 was not limited in production and only the fuel tank was now from steel, the bike was or less the same as the 1979 Mk1 . still included some specific items fitted, as the one-piece fairing, the Brembo brake callipers, 40mm carburettors and were originally with Conti exhausts. this was a modification done to a lot of Hailwood Replica ’s, on model year 1979 and they are road legal.

The Mike Hailwood Replica of 1981 and beyond are in many very different to that of the models. The ‘ Mike Replica ’ as the model was now featured a two-piece fairing, Brembo brake callipers and exhaust mufflers. The 1981 Mk3 was the MHR to include side panels to the battery.

In 1983 the Mk4 was introduced an updated engine with start and was placed in a frame on a Ducati S2 rather than of a 900 SS . This was done in order to room for a larger battery, for the starter motor. The bike had a narrower and taller fairing

The final bevel drive was the Mk5 Mille Mike Hailwood of 1984, produced until Apart from the increased displacement, the engine now had forged crankshaft. The frame and bodywork was to that of the 1983 Mk4 Mike Replica.

The Mike Hailwood engine is, like all ‘square Ducati’s, based on the L-Twin of the 860 GT of Although technically based on the 750 case’ L-twin, this had a lot of improvements for faster and simpler The outer engine cases designed by Giorgetto Guigiaro of Italdesign.

Ducati 1000 SS Hailwood-Replica

Mk1 . Mk2 and Mk3 models have the same specifications as the 1979 900 SS with electronic ignition. The Mk4 electric shares its specifications with the 900 S2 and a dry actuated clutch.  The has vertically split aluminium a 90 degree L-twin layout the vertical cylinder inclined at 15 upwards.

The five-speed gearbox is incorporated in the crankcase and all Mike Hailwood have a left side

The Mike Hailwood Replica Mk1 to Mk3 all use the 900 SS as a basis with very modifications for bodywork assembly. The Mk1 was with magnesium Speedline or five-spoke wheels, where models had aluminium FPS wheels. The Mk4 start and the Mk5 Mille had a completely frame setup, shared the 900 S2.

References (recommended further

Falloon, Ian (2008) ‘ The Bible: 860, 900 Mille All 1975 to 1986 . Dorchester; Publishing

Ducati 1000 SS Hailwood-Replica
Ducati 1000 SS Hailwood-Replica
Ducati 1000 SS Hailwood-Replica
Ducati 1000 SS Hailwood-Replica

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