1954 MV Agusta 175 CS Sport Corsa 'Disco Volante' Frame no. 410135 Engine no. 471922 S
Lot 238
1954 MV Agusta 175 CS Sport Corsa 'Disco Volante'
Frame no. 410135 Engine no. 471922 S
€11,000 - 13,000
US$ 14,000 - 17,000

Lot Details
1954 MV Agusta 175 CS Sport Corsa 'Disco Volante' Frame no. 410135 Engine no. 471922 S 1954 MV Agusta 175 CS Sport Corsa 'Disco Volante' Frame no. 410135 Engine no. 471922 S 1954 MV Agusta 175 CS Sport Corsa 'Disco Volante' Frame no. 410135 Engine no. 471922 S
1954 MV Agusta 175 CS Sport Corsa 'Disco Volante'
Frame no. 410135
Engine no. 471922 S
Having commenced motorcycle production late in 1945 with a 98cc two-stroke, Meccanica Verghera (MV) introduced its first production four-strokes, the single-cylinder 175CST and CSTL, at the Milan Show in 1952, the newcomers' advanced overhead-cam, unitary construction engine setting them apart from most of the opposition. Their cycle parts too were state-of-the-art, consisting of a duplex loop frame incorporating the engine as a stressed member, oil-damped telescopic front fork, swinging-arm rear suspension and full-width alloy hubs. A year later the 175 CS Sport arrived featuring an engine in a higher state of tune that increased maximum power to 15bhp at 8,800rpm and pushed top speed to 135km/h (84mph). Alternative versions with either a race-developed Earles-type leading-link fork or conventional telescopics were offered. It was not just the Sport's cutting-edge technical specification that set the public's pulse racing but also its styling, for the model featured a sculpted fuel tank, almost circular when viewed from above, that soon gained it the popular sobriquet 'Disco Volante' (Flying Saucer). Not surprisingly, the 175 CS Sport 'Disco Volante' was soon MV's best seller. Production of this highly successful model continued until 1958. This particular 175 CSS was acquired by the current vendor mid-1990 and was said to have never been restored. Since then its owner has undertaken a partial mechanical overhaul, including correct setting of the valve timing. The machine is offered with Belgian Carte Grise and MV Agusta Historic Register Certificato di Iscrizione.

Footnotes

  • MV Agusta 175 CS Sport Corsa « Disco Volante » 1954
    Cadre n° 410135
    Moteur n° 471922 S

    Abordant la production motocycliste fin 1945 avec une machine deux temps de 98 cm3, Meccanica Verghera (MV) introduisit au salon de Milan 1952 ses premières motos quatre temps de production, les routières monocylindres 175 CST et CSTL dont les moteurs modernes montés en bloc et à arbre à cames en tête les distinguaient de la majorité de leurs rivales. Leur partie cycle était aussi à la pointe du progrès avec un cadre double berceau utilisant le moteur comme élément travaillant, une fourche avant télescopique à amortisseurs hydrauliques, une suspension arrière à bras oscillant et des moyeux larges en alliage léger. Un an après arriva la 175 CS Sport caractérisée par un moteur poussé à 15 ch à 8 800 tr/min et une vitesse maximale portée à 135 km/h. Des versions alternatives équipées d'une fourche Earles (devloppée en course) ou d'une télescopique conventionnelle furent offertes. Ce ne sont pas seulement les caractéristiques techniques de pointe de la Sport qui séduisirent les amateurs de compétition, mais aussi son style car le modèle se distinguait par son réservoir de forme originale, presque circulaire vu de dessus d'où le surnom de « Disco Volante » (soucoupe volante) donné à la machine. Bien entendu, la 175 CS Sport « Disco Volante » se classa en tête des ventes de MV et sa production se poursuivit jusqu'en 1958.
    La 175 CSS proposée, acquise par le vendeur actuel au milieu des années 1990, était réputée n'avoir jamais été restaurée. Depuis, le vendeur a entrepris une réfection partielle de la mécanique dont un réglage correct de la distribution. La moto est offerte avec sa carte grise belge et le Certificato di Iscrizione du MV Agusta Historic Register.
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