Friday, August 26, 2011

Pebble Beach Concours d?Elegance: 1978 Ducati 900 NCR Mike Hailwood Race Bike

The story of Mike Hailwood’s 1978 comeback season cannot be told without mentioning the 1978 Ducati 900 NCR that he rode to victory both at the Isle of Man TT and Mallory Park. Taking an 11 year break from motorcycle racing, the 38-year-old Hailwood made a triumphant return to two-wheeled racing on-board an NCR prepped Ducati 900 SS. Making 87hp, Hailwood’s NCR was underpowered compared to the favored Honda of Phil Read, but that didn’t ...

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