The Ducati Bible: 860, 900 & Mille All Models 1975 to 1986

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Veloce Publishing Ltd, May 15, 2008 - Transportation - 160 pages
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The bevel-drive 860 and 900 was one of the most significant motorcycles of the late 1970's, providing a unique combination of power and handling that was unequaled by other motorcycles at the time. When Italian car stylist Giorgetto Giugiaro penned the 860GT in 1973 few would have believed it would evolve into one of the greatest Ducati line-ups of all time. The square-case 860 become the legendary 900 Super Sport, Darmah and eventually the Mike Hailwood replica, built to honor Hailwood's spectacular comeback victory at the Isle of Man in 1978. The square-case Ducati engine eventually lasted more than a decade, sustaining the company through a downturn in the early 1980's. This book covers every incarnation of this great model, from the first 860 through until the final Mille. Illustrated with 200 pictures and with complete appendices of technical specifications, this book is a must have for any motorcycle aficionado.
 

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Contents

IntroductIon
chapter two 1975 860 Gt 860 Gte
Racing the 1975 Super Sport 29
chapter Four 1977 750 and 900
and 900 Super Sport 39
Super Sport UK version 68
Mike Hailwood Replica first series 85
Sport Desmo Darmah 92
chapter eIGht 1981 900 SS 900
Super Sport
chapter nIne 1982 900 SS 900
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One of the world's foremost motorcycle historians, Ian Falloon is the author of more than twenty books on motorcycles including the The Ducati 750 Bible, Ducati 900 Bible, Ducati Story, Moto Guzzi Story, Honda Story, Kawasaki Story, BMW Story, Moto Guzzi Sport Bible and Laverda Twin and Triple Bible. He has a small collection of classic sporting motorcycles, including a 1974 Ducati 750 Super Sport that he has owned since 1976. A freelance contributor to a number of motorcycle magazines around the world, Ian Falloon was born in New Zealand but currently lives in Australia with his wife Miriam, and sons Ben and Tim.

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