Ex-Mike Hailwood 125cc GP race bike up for grabs


A uncommon Ducati ‘Barcone’ 125cc Grand Prix bike as soon as owned and raced by Mike ‘the bike’ Hailwood is rolling over the public sale block this spring on the Bonham’s sale Stafford.

The bike was acquired by Stan Hailwood when Ducati formally known as time on its GP racing exploits, and the 22 bhp, 12,500 rpm single propelled Hailwood to a lot of wins in Europe. It even appeared on the Isle of Man TT, albeit briefly as Hailwood crashed on the primary lap. It did although go on to race once more, taking a win at Zaragoza in Spain, and later serving to the British rider to the 1960 British 125cc Championship.

With the fairings eliminated, the jewel-like twin-cam ‘desmo’ engine is revealed

The bike, referred to as D1 due to its engine quantity, most of its later life within the north of the UK, being handed round racers and collectors, with the final homeowners reported to be one Captain Forshaw who died aged 95 years in 2006. D1 has remained within the household assortment till now.

Included within the sale is a collection of correspondence, together with the instruction sheet for the bike (copy in Italian and a handwritten copy in English); a field of instruments and spares; assorted black and white images; and an authenticity report. The Ducati is obtainable in ‘as discovered’ and untouched situation and presents the profitable purchaser the unrepeatable alternative to fastidiously protect and preserve a major piece of the legendary Mike Hailwood’s historical past.

The bike as raced in interval – Picture from Bonhams.com

The bike will probably be going beneath the hammer on Sunday twenty third April, and extra info may be discovered on the Bonhams web site.2023 Ducati Streetfighter V4S Evaluation



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