1957 MV Agusta 250cc Raid Extra Frame no. 250343 (see text) Engine no. 250339

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Lot 343
1957 MV Agusta 250cc Raid Extra
Registration no. LAS 167 Frame no. 250343 (see text) Engine no. 250339

£ 4,000 - 6,000
US$ 5,200 - 7,800
Amended
1957 MV Agusta 250cc Raid Extra
Registration no. LAS 167
Frame no. 250343 (see text)
Engine no. 250339
Having neglected the 250 class for the best part of a decade, MV launched the Raid (long-distance) touring model in late 1956. Obviously from the same mould as MV's successful 125cc and 175cc roadsters, the Raid was powered by a single-cylinder overhead-valve engine producing 14bhp, which was good enough for a top speed of 72mph. Clearly, the Raid was not aimed at the sporting motorcyclist, but according to the late Mick Walker, writing in his book, MV Agusta: "there was a level of comfort, flexibility and reliability which was almost unsurpassed at the time. Not only that, but the standards of roadholding and braking were equally good". Cycle parts largely followed the pattern of MV's 175cc models, while the Extra version came with a higher standard of finish. This 250 Raid Extra was imported into the UK in 2002 and restored by Motori di Marino of West Chillington, West Sussex. Owned by the current vendor since October 210, the machine benefits from an engine top-end rebuild in 2015 and is described as in good condition throughout, having last run in December 2019. Accompanying documentation consists of sundry bills; some expired MoTs; a V5C Registration Certificate; and a photocopy handbook. The original gear lever and speedometer are included in the sale. it should be noted, the frame number is stamped to an applied plaque.

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1957 MV Agusta 250cc Raid Extra Frame no. 250343 (see text) Engine no. 250339
1957 MV Agusta 250cc Raid Extra Frame no. 250343 (see text) Engine no. 250339
1957 MV Agusta 250cc Raid Extra Frame no. 250343 (see text) Engine no. 250339
1957 MV Agusta 250cc Raid Extra Frame no. 250343 (see text) Engine no. 250339
1957 MV Agusta 250cc Raid Extra Frame no. 250343 (see text) Engine no. 250339
1957 MV Agusta 250cc Raid Extra Frame no. 250343 (see text) Engine no. 250339
1957 MV Agusta 250cc Raid Extra Frame no. 250343 (see text) Engine no. 250339
1957 MV Agusta 250cc Raid Extra Frame no. 250343 (see text) Engine no. 250339
1957 MV Agusta 250cc Raid Extra Frame no. 250343 (see text) Engine no. 250339
1957 MV Agusta 250cc Raid Extra Frame no. 250343 (see text) Engine no. 250339
1957 MV Agusta 250cc Raid Extra Frame no. 250343 (see text) Engine no. 250339
1957 MV Agusta 250cc Raid Extra Frame no. 250343 (see text) Engine no. 250339
1957 MV Agusta 250cc Raid Extra Frame no. 250343 (see text) Engine no. 250339
1957 MV Agusta 250cc Raid Extra Frame no. 250343 (see text) Engine no. 250339
1957 MV Agusta 250cc Raid Extra Frame no. 250343 (see text) Engine no. 250339
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