I knew these bikes wouldn’t be getting run in the Ducati Cup next year so had a stroll around the paddock in Assen to photograph the ones that were out on display. I’m sure they will continue to be used on trackdays and club racing as they are great little bikes once set up well. I grew to love mine and my laptimes are better than they ever have been.
Thailand probably isn’t the first place you’d think of to honor Ducati’s racing heroes of yesteryear. And yet, Ducati Thailand is quietly cementing relationships and creating ‘factory custom’ homages.
This @scramblerducati is designed to commemorate Mike ‘The Bike’ Hailwood’s ties to the Bologna brand, and sports a well-executed livery inspired by Hailwood’s incredible 1978 IOMTT-winning 900SS.
A Termignoni exhaust designed for the Monster 821 has been fitted to help the 803-cc V-Twin sing, and custom plastics adorn the nose, side covers and tail (which features a commemorative Hailwood plaque). The seat is also custom, along with the Öhlins shock and the ten-spoke light alloy wheels: 18 inches at the front and 17 inches at the rear.
It’s a stunning tribute to a great racer, and that makes it one of our Bikes Of The Week. Hit the link in our bio to see more.
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