7,781 kilometres from new,1978 MV Agusta 350 Sport  Frame no. 21601998 Engine no. 21602168

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Lot 385
7,781 kilometres from new,1978 MV Agusta 350 Sport
Frame no. 21601998 Engine no. 21602168

Sold for £ 2,645 (US$ 3,423) inc. premium
7,781 kilometres from new
1978 MV Agusta 350 Sport
Frame no. 21601998
Engine no. 21602168
Although better known for their racing and road-going multi-cylinder machines, MV Agusta also built a range of stylish single- and twin-cylinder sports bikes throughout the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. Intermittently available in Britain throughout this period, their high price meant that they were never top sellers. Introduced at the Milan Show in 1971, MV’s first production 350 roadster was basically an over-bored version of the existing 250B model that had been around since 1967. Of unitary construction, the engine was a compact, twin-cylinder, overhead-valve unit featuring twin Dell’Orto carburettors, geared primary drive and a five-speed gearbox. Claimed maximum power was 28bhp at 7,600rpm and top speed in excess of 90mph. Two versions were made: the 350GT tourer and 350B sports, both of which were updated with 12-volt electrics and electronic ignition in October 1972. They were replaced by restyled, ‘square case’ 350 Sport/GT equivalents for 1975. The basic engine architecture remained unchanged, but power went up to 34bhp at 8,500 revs, with a commensurate increase in performance. This 350 Sport was sold new in Austria and has been overhauled by well-known classic motorcycle specialists Frisch, of Maishofen. Acquired for the Museum in 1995 and last used on the road in 2001, the machine has covered a mere 7,781 kilometres (approximately 4,800 miles) from new and is offered with Austrian Einzelgenehmigung.
7,781 kilometres from new,1978 MV Agusta 350 Sport  Frame no. 21601998 Engine no. 21602168
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