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The Ducati 860, 900 & Mille Bible

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The Ducati 860, 900 and Mille Bible

The Ducati 860, 900 & Mille Bible

By Ian Falloon
About the Author

Hardback - 250mm tall x 207mm wide - 160 pages - 178 mainly colour photos

ISBN: 978-1-845841-21-8

£ 35.00 Postage + P&P (eBook prices vary, and delivery is free)

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- Full description of model development
- Analysis of the 860 and
square-case engine
- A look at the first 900 SS
- Racing history that led to the 900 SS and MHR
- Details of all modifications to each model during the whole production run
- All engine and frame numbers by year
- Technical appraisal
- Complete appendices of technical specifications


This book covers all of the landmark Ducatis of the late 1970s to early 1980s, including the 900 Super sport and Mike Hailwood replica. Illustrated with 200 pictures and incorporating complete appendices of technical specifications, this book is a must have for any motorcycle aficionado.


The bevel-drive 860 and 900 was one of the most significant motorcycles of the late 1970s, 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 honour 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 1980s. 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.

Independent Reviews

Great ... a pretty reliable, does-what-it-says-on-the-tin, reference.

If you have Ducati blood in your veins, 'The Ducati Bible,' by Ian Falloon is the book for you!
Rapid Bikes

Twenty-plus books to his credit, the Antipodean motorcycle historian knows how to put across the story, helped by using superb colour and period black and white plates to illustrate the text. Even if you have owned one of these bikes, or just read every word about a particular bike you have lusted after, you will still learn a lot from the 160 pages.

If you need to know something about a model covered by the book you'll find it ... whether you own one, have an interest in the landmark bevel-drive Ducati models, or just an interest in Ducati and its history I recommend you get hold of a copy ...
Ducati Owners Club of New Zealand

Books like this are tremendously important to motorcycling. On behalf of Ducati owners and motorcycling generally, thanks Ian.
Motorcycle Trader

Square-case bevel heads get excited! Ian Falloon, master of the Ducati Bible series has done it again ... it truly is a bible ... It also has complete appendices of technical specifications making it an absolute must have for any serious ducatisti.
Two Wheels

Additional Information

30,000 built-covers; 860 GT, 860 GTS, 750/900 Super Sport, 900 GTS, 900 Darmah, 900 SSD, 900 MHR, 900 S2, Mille MHR and S.


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