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MIKE’S BIKE

THIS year’s Isle of Man TT will mark 40 years since Mike Hailwood’s legendary comeback victory in the 1978 TT, following an 11-year break from racing there while he pursued a car racing career in Formula 1. And to mark the milestone, Vee Two Australia is producing 12 exact replicas of Mike the Bike’s victorious Ducati 900 TT F1 race bike, the production-run quantity commemorating Hailwood’s victorious #12 TT racing number.

Vee Two Australia has secured the original technical drawings for the Ducati’s 883cc 90-degree V-twin bevel-drive desmo engine, as well as the relevant casting moulds, chassis drawings and technical details — all of which will ensure the bike is an exact replica of the one that powered Hailwood

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