Only 41 miles from new!,1977 MV Agusta 750S AMERICA Frame no. 2210124 Engine no. 2210124

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Only 41 miles from new!,1977 MV Agusta 750S AMERICA
Frame no. 2210124 Engine no. 2210124

Sold for US$ 120,500 inc. premium
Only 41 miles from new!
1977 MV Agusta 750S AMERICA

Frame no. 2210124
Engine no. 2210124

"13.06 seconds standing quarter-mile, 105.14mph terminal speed", Cycle magazine

In 1974 "MV was persuaded (by Chris Garville and Jim Cotherman of Commerce Overseas Corporation, then US importer of MVs) to invest in new equipment and create the 750 America." Newly hired, ex-Ducati, designer Fredmano Spairani was "clearly convinced...that there was an untapped market for an expensive luxury motorcycle in the US, and had MV prepare for considerably increased production of the America", The Book of the Classic MV Fours, Ian Falloon (Veloce, 2011). Regrettably, things didn't work out. Factory records are somewhat spotty but it is believed as many as 540 Americas had been made when production stopped in February 1979. "It was rumored 200 machines were sent to the US...and another 50 assembled from spares...(and) shipped to Cosmopolitan Motors in the US."

The 750S America was introduced for 1975. Bored out to 789cc, the America produced a claimed 75 horsepower, an output sufficient to propel the Italian sportster to 100mph in around 13 seconds and on to a top speed of 135mph. There was a major re-think for the styling. Gone was the swoopy, smooth-curved voluptuousness of the earlier years, replaced by a no less attractive but stronger, perhaps even Germanic, angularity matching the front fender shape with that of the tank, side panels and seat. Real suede was used for the seat cover, a direct "buy me" component if ever there was one. Otherwise, the model was familiar to MV enthusiasts.

The original owner purchased this black exhaust America from Cosmopolitan Motors in Hatsboro, Pennsylvania in the summer of 1978, shipped it still in the crate to his home in southern California, took it out of the crate, rode it for 41 miles (the current odometer reading, believed to genuine) and then hid it away, to be brought out of museum-quality storage by the vendor in the fall of 2015. It was stored so well that the vendor doesn't hesitate to describe its condition today as "showroom new." Unseen, unheard and un-shown for nearly 40 years it will be "exposed" for the first time at this sale. With appropriate re-commissioning this one of a kind MV can break into sound once more after almost four decades of slumber.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the correct engine number for this bike is 2210170.
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Only 41 miles from new!,1977 MV Agusta 750S AMERICA Frame no. 2210124 Engine no. 2210124
Only 41 miles from new!,1977 MV Agusta 750S AMERICA Frame no. 2210124 Engine no. 2210124
Only 41 miles from new!,1977 MV Agusta 750S AMERICA Frame no. 2210124 Engine no. 2210124
Only 41 miles from new!,1977 MV Agusta 750S AMERICA Frame no. 2210124 Engine no. 2210124
Only 41 miles from new!,1977 MV Agusta 750S AMERICA Frame no. 2210124 Engine no. 2210124
Only 41 miles from new!,1977 MV Agusta 750S AMERICA Frame no. 2210124 Engine no. 2210124
Only 41 miles from new!,1977 MV Agusta 750S AMERICA Frame no. 2210124 Engine no. 2210124
Only 41 miles from new!,1977 MV Agusta 750S AMERICA Frame no. 2210124 Engine no. 2210124
Only 41 miles from new!,1977 MV Agusta 750S AMERICA Frame no. 2210124 Engine no. 2210124
Only 41 miles from new!,1977 MV Agusta 750S AMERICA Frame no. 2210124 Engine no. 2210124
Only 41 miles from new!,1977 MV Agusta 750S AMERICA Frame no. 2210124 Engine no. 2210124
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