MV Agusta 175 cm3 CSS « Disco Volante » 1954  Frame no. 404596 Engine no. 470704 SS

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MV Agusta 175 cm3 CSS « Disco Volante » 1954
Frame no. 404596 Engine no. 470704 SS

Sold for € 12,650 (US$ 14,033) inc. premium
MV Agusta 175 cm3 CSS « Disco Volante » 1954
Frame no. 404596
Engine no. 470704 SS
• Moto italienne emblématique
• Version à fourche Earles
• Restaurée au standard « musée »

Après avoir abordé la production des motos à la fin de 1945 avec une deux-temps de 98 cm3, Meccanica Verghera (MV) introduisit ses premières quatre-temps de production, les monocylindres 175 CST et CSTL au Salon de Milan 1952, leurs moteurs modernes à arbre à cames en tête et boîtes montées en bloc les distinguant de la plupart des marques concurrentes. Leur parties cycles étaient aussi à la pointe du progrès avec leur cadre en double berceau intégrant le moteur comme élément structurel, leur fourche avant télescopique hydraulique, leur suspension arrière à bras oscillant et leurs moyeux tambours en aluminium. Un an plus tard arriva la 175 CS Sport caractérisée par un moteur encore plus poussé dont la puissance atteignait 15 ch à 8 800 tr/min pour une vitesse maximale de 135 km/h. Les versions alternatives offraient soit une fourche avant type Earles à roue poussée développée en compétition ou une fourche télescopique conventionnelle. Les spécifications techniques d'avant-garde de la Sport ne furent pas les seules raisons de l'engouement du public pour la compétition, il faut y ajouter son style, car le modèle offrait un réservoir d'une forme spéciale, presque circulaire vue de dessus, qui lui valut bientôt le surnom de « Disco Volante » (soucoupe volante.

Superbe « pièce de musée », cette 175 CSS Disco Volante a été restaurée dans les années 1980 par Giuseppe Del Latte de Cesano Boscone (Milan), ancien pilote essayeur de l'usine MV. Cette moto, utilisée le dernier fois dans les années 1980, n'a pas de document d'immatriculation.

Footnotes

  • 1954 MV Agusta 175cc CSS 'Disco Volante'
    Frame no. 404596
    Engine no. 470704 SS
    .



    • Iconic Italian model
    • Earles fork version
    • Museum-standard restoration

    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).

    A beautiful 'museum piece', this particular 175 CSS Disco Volante was restored in the 1980s by Giuseppe Del Latte of Cesano Boscone, Milan, a former MV factory test rider. There are no registration documents with this motorcycle, which was last used in the 1980s.
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MV Agusta 175 cm3 CSS « Disco Volante » 1954  Frame no. 404596 Engine no. 470704 SS
MV Agusta 175 cm3 CSS « Disco Volante » 1954  Frame no. 404596 Engine no. 470704 SS
MV Agusta 175 cm3 CSS « Disco Volante » 1954  Frame no. 404596 Engine no. 470704 SS
MV Agusta 175 cm3 CSS « Disco Volante » 1954  Frame no. 404596 Engine no. 470704 SS
MV Agusta 175 cm3 CSS « Disco Volante » 1954  Frame no. 404596 Engine no. 470704 SS
MV Agusta 175 cm3 CSS « Disco Volante » 1954  Frame no. 404596 Engine no. 470704 SS
MV Agusta 175 cm3 CSS « Disco Volante » 1954  Frame no. 404596 Engine no. 470704 SS
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