1971 MV Agusta 150 RSS Frame no. MVRS856779 Engine no. RS856895
Lot 237
1971 MV Agusta 150 RSS
Frame no. MVRS856779 Engine no. RS856895
€9,500 - 12,000
US$ 12,000 - 16,000
Lot Details
1971 MV Agusta 150 RSS
Frame no. MVRS856779
Engine no. RS856895
MV Agusta updated its range of 125cc and 150cc singles in 1968. The new line-up consisted of 125 GT, 125 GTL, 125 Scrambler and 150 GT models, while at the pinnacle of each capacity class were the 125 GTL-S and 150 RSS, these last two being almost identical in appearance. Styled like a tiny racing bike, the 150 RSS (Rapido Super Sport) boasted a beautiful a streamlined fuel tank; front forks with exposed stanchions and polished sliders; Tommaselli clip-on handlebars; a small fly-screen; rear-set footrests; racing-style seat; matching CEV speedometer and rev counter; short stainless steel mudguards; and alloy wheel rims. The price of this little jewel, when new, was almost as high as the 250 bicilindrica. Not surprisingly, relatively few were sold. Those individuals fortunate enough to ride one delighted in its racer-on-the-road performance, 128km/h (80mph) top speed and giddy 9,000rpm rev limit. This example of the rarely seen 150 RSS is described as original, un-restored, complete and in very good running order. The machine is offered with Belgian Carte Grise and MV Agusta Historic Register Certificato di Iscrizione.

Footnotes

  • MV Agusta 150 RSS 1971
    Cadre n° MVRS856779
    Moteur n° RS856895

    MV Agusta modernisa sa gamme de monocylindres 125 et 150 cm3 en 1968. La nouvelle gamme comprenait la 125 GT, la 125 GTL, la 125 Scrambler et les types 150 GT, chacune de ces catégories étant couronnée par la 125 GTL-S et la 150 RSS, ces deux dernières machines étant très semblables en apparence. Dessinée comme une petite machine de course, la 150 RSS (Rapido Super Sport) bénéficiait d'un beau réservoir profilé, d'une fourche avant à fourche inversée et fourreaux polis, de poignées bracelets Tommaselli, d'une petite bulle, de repose-pieds reculés, d'une selle racing, de compteur et compte-tours CEV assortis, de petits garde-boue en inox et de jantes en alliage léger. Le prix de ce petit bijou – neuf – atteignait presque celui d'une 250 deux cylindres. Sans surprise, MV en vendit très peu. Les rares et heureux acheteurs apprécièrent ses performances de machine de course sur la route : 128 km/h et ligne rouge à 9 000 tr/min. Cet exemplaire de rare 150 RSS est décrit comme d'origine, non restauré, complet et en très bon état de fonctionnement. La moto est offerte avec sa carte grise belge et le Certificato di Iscrizione du MV Agusta Historic Register.
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