MV Agusta 750 cm3 Formula 750 Replica 1978 Engine no. 99-0123

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MV Agusta 750 cm3 Formula 750 Replica 1978
Engine no. 99-0123

Sold for € 54,166 (US$ 64,247) inc. premium
MV Agusta 750 cm3 Formula 750 Replica 1978
Engine no. 99-0123
Les noms des ingénieurs concepteurs de motos de course sont rarement portés par leur création, mais il existe une exception : le légendaire Arturo Magni dont le nom sera associé à jamais à MV Agusta dont la réputation doit beaucoup à ce grand ingénieur. Le premier type MV qui porta son nom fut la « Monza Arturo Magni », une version suralésée de la 750 S America. La production de la Magni cessa officiellement comme celle de toutes les autres MV en 1979, mais Arturo et ses fils continuèrent à créer de vraies MV sur commande spéciale.

La moto proposée ici est une réplique de la MV Agusta 750 créée par Arturo Magni en 1978 pour le pilote italien Vitali. Ses principales caractéristiques comprennent un embrayage à sec, des carburateurs Amal Concentric Mk2, des freins Ceriani en magnésium et une suspension arrière Marzocchi. La première apparition de la MV eut lieu aux mains de l'ancien Champion du Monde Marco Lucchinelli sur le circuit du Castellet en France où elle fut chronométrée à environ 250 km/h. Par la suite, la moto fut vendue à Ettore Truzzi de Turin qui utilisa la MV Agusta une seule fois lors d'une parade. Truzzi la vendit ensuite pour raisons de santé à l'actuel propriétaire. Elle fut utilisée pour la dernière fois sur le circuit d'Imola aux « 200 Miglia Revival 2012 » où Giacomo Agostini, 15 fois Champion du Monde, signa sur le réservoir (voir les photos du dossier).

Footnotes

  • The engine number is 199-0123.

    1978 MV Agusta 750cc Magni Formula 750 Replica
    Engine no. 99-0123
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    Motorcycle race engineers are rarely household names but one exception to this general rule is the legendary Arturo Magni. Magni's name will forever be linked with that of MV Agusta, whose reputation this great engineer did so much to forge. The first MV model officially to bear his name was the 'Monza Arturo Magni', a big-bore version of the 750S America. Official production of the Magni, together with that of all other MVs, ended in 1979, although Arturo and his sons continue to create bespoke MVs to special order.

    The motorcycle offered here is a replica of the MV Agusta 750 made by Arturo Magni in 1978 for the Italian rider Vitali. Noteworthy features include a dry clutch, Amal Concentric Mk2 carburettors, Ceriani magnesium brakes and Marzocchi rear suspension. The MV's first outing was with ex-World Champion Marco Lucchinelli riding it at the Le Castellet Circuit in France, where a speed of some 250km/h (155mph) was recorded. Subsequently the bike was sold to Ettore Truzzi of Turin, who used the MV Agusta only once in a parade. Truzzi then sold the MV, for health reasons, to the current vendor. It was last used at the Imola Circuit at the '200 Miglia Revival 2012' where 15-times World Champion Giacomo Agostini signed the fuel tank (see photographs on file).

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  • The engine number is 199-0123.
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MV Agusta 750 cm3 Formula 750 Replica 1978 Engine no. 99-0123
MV Agusta 750 cm3 Formula 750 Replica 1978 Engine no. 99-0123
MV Agusta 750 cm3 Formula 750 Replica 1978 Engine no. 99-0123
MV Agusta 750 cm3 Formula 750 Replica 1978 Engine no. 99-0123
MV Agusta 750 cm3 Formula 750 Replica 1978 Engine no. 99-0123
MV Agusta 750 cm3 Formula 750 Replica 1978 Engine no. 99-0123
MV Agusta 750 cm3 Formula 750 Replica 1978 Engine no. 99-0123
MV Agusta 750 cm3 Formula 750 Replica 1978 Engine no. 99-0123
MV Agusta 750 cm3 Formula 750 Replica 1978 Engine no. 99-0123
MV Agusta 750 cm3 Formula 750 Replica 1978 Engine no. 99-0123
MV Agusta 750 cm3 Formula 750 Replica 1978 Engine no. 99-0123
MV Agusta 750 cm3 Formula 750 Replica 1978 Engine no. 99-0123
MV Agusta 750 cm3 Formula 750 Replica 1978 Engine no. 99-0123
MV Agusta 750 cm3 Formula 750 Replica 1978 Engine no. 99-0123
MV Agusta 750 cm3 Formula 750 Replica 1978 Engine no. 99-0123
MV Agusta 750 cm3 Formula 750 Replica 1978 Engine no. 99-0123
MV Agusta 750 cm3 Formula 750 Replica 1978 Engine no. 99-0123
MV Agusta 750 cm3 Formula 750 Replica 1978 Engine no. 99-0123
MV Agusta 750 cm3 Formula 750 Replica 1978 Engine no. 99-0123
MV Agusta 750 cm3 Formula 750 Replica 1978 Engine no. 99-0123
MV Agusta 750 cm3 Formula 750 Replica 1978 Engine no. 99-0123
MV Agusta 750 cm3 Formula 750 Replica 1978 Engine no. 99-0123
MV Agusta 750 cm3 Formula 750 Replica 1978 Engine no. 99-0123
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