1973 MV Agusta 350B Frame no. MV350B 2130107 Engine no. MV 2130101

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Lot 675N
1973 MV Agusta 350B
Frame no. MV350B 2130107 Engine no. MV 2130101

£ 4,000 - 6,000
US$ 5,200 - 7,800
To be sold without reserve
Amended
1973 MV Agusta 350B
Frame no. MV350B 2130107
Engine no. MV 2130101
Although better known for their racing and road-going four-cylinder machines, MV Agusta also built a range of stylish single- and twin-cylinder sports bikes throughout the 1950s, '60s and '70s. They were intermittently available in Britain throughout this period but were expensive and 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 the top speed in excess of 90mph. Two versions were made: the 350GT tourer and 350B sports roadster, both of which were updated with 12-volt electrics and electronic ignition in October 1972. They were replaced by restyled, 'square case' 350 GT/Sport 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. Currently displaying a total of 48,232km (29,971 miles) on the odometer, this 350 Sport had already been restored when it was purchased for the Morbidelli Museum. There are no documents with this Lot.

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1973 MV Agusta 350B Frame no. MV350B 2130107 Engine no. MV 2130101
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