1975 MV Agusta 750S America Hemmings Motor News

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A limited-production performance bike for the American market

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Establishing themselves as a predominant success through 37 Grand Championships in less than 30 of manufacture, MV Agustas were of the most sought-after racing in Europe and on the international circuit. Not bad for a that specialized in building before branching out into But, with waning sales, the future of the company by was bleak.

The new company leadership in was eventually convinced by its U.S. Chris Garville, and American MV retailer, Jim Cotherman, to produce a sport bike for the American that bike became as the 750S America.

Based on the European 750S, the boasted better performance its European brother because of its engine. Turn signals and air were also added to American street legal Only 200 were produced in and a total of 600 were sold the 750s three-year lifespan some Americas were in Europe as the 800 cc Super America or later converted at the factory to models).

The bikes were not by any U.S. standards. Compared to Yamaha and Kawasaki 750s of the era, the 750S America at $6,000 was almost three as expensive as its competition.

But there was good reason for the cost. Each unit was in Italy before being to the U.S. and the engine was a de-tuned 788cc dual overhead cam four-cylinder. Each cylinder had its own Dell’Orto square-slide carburetor, helped the engine create 75 hp at its RPM redline and a top speed of 130 MPH. The four-… was attached to a five-speed and delivered power to the rear via a right-side shaft-drive.

The front forks featured Ceriani telescopic forks, clip-on handlebars with risers and dual disc calipers with 275mm Rear suspension featured coil-over adjustable hydraulic while the rear wheel 200 mm drum brakes mounted the left rear hub.

MV Agusta 1100 Grand Prix
MV Agusta 1100 Grand Prix

The rumble was one of the bike’s best-selling with separate megaphone pipes for each cylinder, the 750S America sound no other bike on the road or the during its short history. the size of the sideways-mounted inline engine, the bike weighed than 600 pounds, making it as well as powerful.

The six-gallon gas tank carried MV 37-star decal with star representing one GP Championship, renowned riders such as Hailwood and Giacomo Agostini, others, aboard. The flat was only 29 inches off the ground and pegs were placed for comfort. Optional fairings offered by Garville’s Commerce Corporation to complete the café styling so the bike could be for competition racing.

MV Agusta stopped making in 1980 before being by Cagiva in the early 1990s. month’s featured bike is of the 71-bike MV Agusta collection of Kohs, which was offered at 22nd Annual Motorcycle from January 10-12, at the South Point Casino and Hall in Las Vegas. The collection was offered at an auction in Monterey past August as one lot, but is now to be offered as individual lots.

estimates priced the bike at four to five times the sticker price.

This article originally in the March, 2013 issue of Motor News.

MV Agusta 1100 Grand Prix


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