For the first time ever an authentic re-creation of Mike Hailwood’s iconic TT winning bike is available to the discerning enthusiast. Just 12of these handmade Vee Two Hailwood bikes will be built. Endorsed by the Hailwood Foundation, each owner will receive a personalized congratulatory letter from Pauline Hailwood herself.

Technical Specs

Max. Power89 hp
At rpm 8500
Top speed158 mph
Weight (no fuel)356 lbs.
MSRPUKP 110,000

Authenticity

Authenticity

What makes the Vee Two Hailwood truly authentic?

It’s all about the Engine.

Mike used a factory prototype bevel drive engine that was never put into production. Brook Henry has acquired the original casting patterns and factory drawings so has built, for the first time in 40 years, an engine identical to Mike’s.

‘It has always been my dream to build this bike, but it has not been possible without Ritorno. I have worked hard to make itidentical externally to the 1978 engine, but it is thoroughly-modern inside, with the latest technology and materials giving 89hp performance.’

Body Work

Body Work

Paul Taylor is responsible for the bodywork and overall appearance. “The look of the bike is exactly as raced on June 3rd, 1978 – every detail on the bike can be backed up by photos of the bike on the island”. Tricky, because only a single picture of the left hand side could be found.

Rolling Chassis

Rolling Chassis

Everything to do with this bike is special and the rolling chassis is no exception. Built for NCR, the chrome moly tubing is MIG welded. Most significantly, the triple clamps are narrow, clearing the discs by millimeters. The shocks were specially built by Girling, one of the teams’ sponsors.

Our chassis is a carefully researched correct duplicate with either newly manufactured or fully re-conditioned original components.

Finishing Touch

Finishing Touch

Steve Wynne clearly did a great job getting sponsors for his team as the bike is plastered with stickers.

Getting the colours, fonts and proportions right began with sourcing original period stickers – no modern digital repros allowed!

Once examples of all the original stickers had been soured from around the globe colours were matched, images scaled. Finally, all the stickers were screen printed as they would have been in the day and carefully placed and overlapped as they were on the original.

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