1971 MV Agusta 150 RSS Frame no. MVRS856779 Engine no. RS856895
Lot 257
1971 MV Agusta 150 RSS
Frame no. MVRS856779 Engine no. RS856895
£8,000 - 10,000
US$ 13,000 - 17,000
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 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

  • Nova
    If purchased by a UK resident, this machine will be subject to a NOVA Declaration, undertaken by Bonhams to facilitate its registration here in the UK via the DVLA.
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