1978 Lionti-MV Agusta 500cc Frame no. 1601328
Lot 497
c.1977 MV Agusta 350 Sport Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
€5,500 - 6,500
US$ 6,900 - 8,200

Lot Details
1978 Lionti-MV Agusta 500cc Frame no. 1601328 1978 Lionti-MV Agusta 500cc Frame no. 1601328 1978 Lionti-MV Agusta 500cc Frame no. 1601328 1978 Lionti-MV Agusta 500cc Frame no. 1601328 1978 Lionti-MV Agusta 500cc Frame no. 1601328 1978 Lionti-MV Agusta 500cc Frame no. 1601328 1978 Lionti-MV Agusta 500cc Frame no. 1601328 1978 Lionti-MV Agusta 500cc Frame no. 1601328 1978 Lionti-MV Agusta 500cc Frame no. 1601328 1978 Lionti-MV Agusta 500cc Frame no. 1601328 1978 Lionti-MV Agusta 500cc Frame no. 1601328 1978 Lionti-MV Agusta 500cc Frame no. 1601328 1978 Lionti-MV Agusta 500cc Frame no. 1601328 1978 Lionti-MV Agusta 500cc Frame no. 1601328 1978 Lionti-MV Agusta 500cc Frame no. 1601328 1978 Lionti-MV Agusta 500cc Frame no. 1601328 1978 Lionti-MV Agusta 500cc Frame no. 1601328 1978 Lionti-MV Agusta 500cc Frame no. 1601328 1978 Lionti-MV Agusta 500cc Frame no. 1601328 1978 Lionti-MV Agusta 500cc Frame no. 1601328 1978 Lionti-MV Agusta 500cc Frame no. 1601328 1978 Lionti-MV Agusta 500cc Frame no. 1601328 1978 Lionti-MV Agusta 500cc Frame no. 1601328 1978 Lionti-MV Agusta 500cc Frame no. 1601328
c.1977 MV Agusta 350 Sport
Frame no. to be advised
Engine no. to be advised
MV's first production 350 roadster was introduced at the Milan Show in 1971. Of unitary construction, its engine was a compact, twin-cylinder, overhead-valve unit featuring twin Dell'Orto carburettors, geared primary drive and a five-speed gearbox. Two versions were made: the 350GT tourer and 350B sports. They were replaced by restyled, 'square case' equivalents for 1975. The basic engine architecture remained unchanged but power went up to a claimed 34bhp at 8,500 revs with a commensurate increase in performance.

The 350 Sport 'Ipotesi' offered here has been built by a professional motorcycle mechanic as a replica of Phil Read's works MV 500cc Grand Prix racer as campaigned during his World Championship-winning years of 1973 and 1974. The fairing has been signed by Phil and Umberto Masetti, another of MV's Grand Prix riders, and also carries the legend 'Competizione di Manfredo Moto', a reference to the engine builder. Specification highlights include an original MV works fairing; original 750S America fuel tank; Ceriani 35mm front fork; Marzocchi shock absorbers; Ducati wheels; Scarab disc brakes; a special 2-into-4 megaphone exhaust system; handmade Nubuck-covered seat; Tomaselli clip-on handlebars; and an original Veglia tachometer. The tuned engine incorporates large valves and a balanced crankshaft, and is said to produce 35bhp at 8,500rpm. Weighing around 138kg (304lb), this reputedly is the fastest Ipotesi in the German MV Club and would make an ideal mount for parades and classic track days.

Footnotes

  • MV Agusta 350 Sport c.1977
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    La première MV 350 routière de production fut lancée au Salon de Milan de 1971. Monté en bloc avec la boîte, le moteur était un bicylindre compact à soupapes en tête équipé de carburateurs Dell'Orto, d'une transmission primaire par pignons et d'une boîte à 5 rapports. Deux versions furent proposées : la tourisme 350 GT et la sport 350 B. Elles firent place pour 1975 à leurs équivalentes redessinées à « bloc carré ». Le moteur conservait la même architecture, mais la puissance atteignait 34 ch à 8 500 tr/min avec une nette augmentation des performances.

    La 350 Sport « Ipotesi » proposée ici a été construite par un mécanicien moto professionnel sous la forme d'une réplique de la moto d'usine de Phil Read, une MV 500 Grand Prix telle qu'il l'avait pilotée lors des Championnats du Monde 1973 et 1974 qu'il remporta. Le carénage signé par Phil et Umberto Massetti, autre pilote de MV en Grands Prix, porte aussi la mention « Competizione di Manfredo Moto » en référence au constructeur du moteur. Les principales spécifications comprennent un carénage d'origine usine MV, un réservoir d'origine 750 S America, une fourche avant Ceirani de 35 mm, des amortisseurs Marzocchi, des roues Ducati, des freins à disque Scarab, un échappement spécial à mégaphone 2 en 4, une selle spéciale garnie en Nubuck , des poignées bracelets Tomaselli et un compte-tours d'origine Veglia. Le moteur préparé et doté de grosses soupapes et d'un vilebrequin équilibré est donné pour 35 ch à 8 500 tr/min. D'un poids d'environ 138 kg, cette Ipotesi réputée être la plus rapide dans le MV Club allemand semble être une monture idéale pour les manifestations et les épreuves historiques.
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