For a brief moment we managed to forget about Italian NCR, the company which have been closely connected to the Ducati and racing for many years. In one of their history pages they’ve prepared a 900SS for 1977 IOM TT. It was a very special bike and for a very special rider. That year Mike Hailwood was unbeatable, winning in front of all factory machines in great style. Only three years before (1974) – Mike experienced a life-threatening and almost career-ending crash in Germany. But we all know that IOM TT is only for the bravest and the best, and Mike was certainly one of them.
For the 30th anniversary of that victory, NCR released a special MIKE HAILWOOD* TT edition, with only 12 bikes being produced. The next set of numbers will be enough to make you wet in indecent places, but just bear with us: titanium frame weighing only 5 Kg (11 lbs), 1120cc NCR race engine with billet crankshaft in superalloy, producing 130HP at 8,700 RPM and 135Nm of torque at 7,000 RPM. The bodywork is carbonfiber with a custom twist of the paint scheme (from the old one), while the front is controlled via MotoGP Ohlins FGR 900 Pressurized fork with adjustable triple clamps. Wheels are carbonfiber while exhaust is titanium. If you ask us this bike would be better off in the museum, or in the living room of some six figure NY apartment, but the thought of this beauty roaring around the Mountain is simply mind-blowing. We wet ourselves again