Mike Hailwood

  • Rare Hailwood race bike to go up for auction this month

    Rare Hailwood race bike to go up for auction this month

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    A 1960 Ducati ‘Barcone’ 125cc Grand Prix bike once owned and raced by Mike Hailwood will be auctioned off later this month.

  • Mike Hailwood’s Grand Prix crash x-ray is up for auction

    Mike Hailwood’s Grand Prix crash x-ray is up for auction

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    The genuine x-ray from Mike Hailwood’s Grand Prix crash, alongside a copy of the new book Mike Hailwood in 100 Objects, is currently accepting bids on eBay. 

  • Hollywood superstar Eric Bana is working on a Mike Hailwood Isle of Man TT movie

    Hollywood superstar Eric Bana is working on a Mike Hailwood Isle of Man TT movie

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    Yep, the Aussie petrolhead with a well documented love for anything with an engine that you can do stupid things on has begun the ball rolling on a film about Mike The Bike’s legendary 1978 Isle of Man TT comeback. Bana is writing, co-directing and starring in the feature film that will tell the story…

  • Rare Mike Hailwood watch to be auctioned at Stafford

    Rare Mike Hailwood watch to be auctioned at Stafford

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    A rare timepiece given to Mike Hailwood by gifted watchmaker and pioneer entrepreneur Jack Heuer will feature in the Bonhams auction at the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show at Stafford later this month. Regarded as one of the greatest motorcycle racers of all time, “Mike The Bike” Hailwood later went on to compete in Formula One and other…

  • Giacomo Agostini: “Mike Hailwood was like Marc Márquez today”

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    In an interview on Italian TV, motorcycle racing legend Giacomo Agostini has been sharing his thoughts on the Isle of Man TT, Mike Hailwood and Marc Marquez. Speaking about the dangers of racing in his heyday, the 15-time World Champion said: “We ran because we had a lot of passion, a lot of desire to…

  • VIDEO: Allen Millyard’s RC374 Honda Six tribute – turn up the volume!

    VIDEO: Allen Millyard’s RC374 Honda Six tribute – turn up the volume!

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    Ever wanted to build your own version of the iconic Honda 6 race bike? Think it’ll take years and many tens of thousands of pounds to do it? Well, you’re half right. Check out Allen Millyard’s RC374 – a real life tribute to the barking six-cylinder work of art that defined a motorcycle racing generation.…

  • XTR Pepo unveils its custom Ducati Ulster – inspired by 70s and 80s road racing

    XTR Pepo unveils its custom Ducati Ulster – inspired by 70s and 80s road racing

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    Built from the bones of a Ducati Monster – custom house XTR Pepo has created a beautiful Ulster Desmo, which pays homage to the history of road racing, and Mike Hailwood’s 900SS from 1978. Using a 2001 Monster 750 as a base – while drawing inspiration from Ducati’s iconic racing history – is the perfect…

  • Ducati Museum pays tribute to ‘Mike the Bike’ Hailwood

    Ducati Museum pays tribute to ‘Mike the Bike’ Hailwood

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    Ducati has just unveiled a new exhibition at its factory museum – bringing to together three amazing Grand Prix machines built by the iconic Fabio Taglioni for a young Mike Hailwood. More specically, Taglioni built the 125, 250 and 350cc Desmo Twins to order between 1958 and 1960, for an ex-racer and motorcycle dealer named…

  • MORE PHOTOS: Allen Millyard’s Honda Six tribute

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    Check out Allen Millyard’s RC374 – a real life tribute to the barking six-cylinder work of art that defined a motorcycle racing generation. Allen built the bike from measurements he took off a photograph and scaled up to full-sized bike model. He managed to craft this incredible motorcycle in just ten months and fired it…

  • Sammy Miller Museum adds three iconic GP bikes to its collection – ridden by Spencer, Sheene and Hailwood

    Sammy Miller Museum adds three iconic GP bikes to its collection – ridden by Spencer, Sheene and Hailwood

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    The Sammy Miller Museum has just purchased three extraordinary GP bikes – ridden by Freddie Spencer, Barry Sheene and Mike Hailwood. The iconic bikes are from the 60’s and 70’s – when Honda, Suzuki and MZ ruled the world. There’s an ex-works Honda NS 500 which won numerous GPs races with Freddie Spencer at the…

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