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Wow – NCR’s Limited Edition Mike Hailwood TT Replica

Posted in Materials, Motorcycle, Racing, Sportbikes by Vito Rispo | November 3rd, 2008 | Leave a Reply |

NCR, the maker of exclusive high-end motorcycles has just come out with a limited edition Mike Hailwood TT replica built in honor of the 30th anniversary of Hailwood’s Isle of Man win on the Ducati 900 NCR. They actually based this bike on the Ducati Sport 1000S, which will make it the second bike NCR has based on the 1000S, the first being the highly tuned, race ready New Blue.

If you’re a Ridelust reader, you’re probably aware of my love for all things Ducati, especially the Ducati Sport 1000S. So I’m really starting to appreciate NCR. This bike is ridiculously light. It features titanium all over the place, which is NCR’s calling card: it has an 11-pound titanium frame, a titanium exhaust system, the engine has billet titanium connecting rods and titanium valves, and all the fasteners are titanium. Plus carbon-fiber wheels and bodywork.

Check out specs and pictures of the NCR Mike Hailwood TT Replica:

All that titanium and carbon fiber means that this bike weighs only 299 pounds. Yeah, under 300 pounds, and it’s powered by a heavily-modified, air-cooled 1120cc Ducati V-Twin. That engine is rated at 130 horsepower at 8700 rpm and 98 lbs.-ft. of torque at 7000 rpm. I can’t even imagine this bike’s speed.

NCR’s New Blue model is a limited-edition, with only 50 of those bikes made; that means this Mike Hailwood TT replica must be ultra-limited edition, since there will be only 12 of these machines ever built. With a pricetag of $130,000, that’s all they’ll be able to sell, no doubt.

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