Ducati MHR Mille
Ducati MHR Mille
- 10,500 Miles
- Electric Start
- Mille edition
Following Mike Hailwood’s spectacular comeback victory at the Isle of Man Senior TT in 1978 Ducati released the Mike Hailwood Replica. This was ostensibly a 900 Super Sport with a fairing designed to imitate Mike Hailwoods winning racebikes. In 1983 the MHR gained an updated engine, a dry clutch and an electric start before it became the Mille in 1984.
The MHR was undoubtedly the most popular and successful of all the bevel twin Ducatis. The Mille engine was the strongest and most reliable of all the bevel twins with a redesigned big end.
The Mille included several updates of its own; a longer stroke crank included plain big end bearings replacing the pressed-up roller bearing item previously used, a 2mm increase in bore to 88mm giving a displacement of 973cc, the cylinder head featured larger (42mm) inlet valves and 38mm exhaust, and the primary drive and gearbox had revised ratios. IT has the later S2 type frame and Oscam wheels and a new taller and narrower fairing shape. Output was now given as 76 horsepower with torque up 10% at 62lb-ft at 5500rpm instead of 57lb-ft at 6000. This lead to the primary gear ratio being reduced which gave a top speed of 138mph.
The MHR Mille was produced from 1985 into 1986 and produced a total of around 1100 units
The MHR Mille are a true piece of history and incredibly sought after today.
The bike we offer here is from 1985 and comes in the iconic colour scheme having covered less than 10,500 miles. It was serviced a few years ago but has not been used since. This is a wonderful machine and would be a great addition to any collection
Please call for further details or to arrange a viewing