A Unique Opportunity in Australia: 1967 Vincent Egli & 1968 MV Agusta…

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A Unique Opportunity in Australia: Vincent Egli — MV Agusta 500/4

Rupert has us to help spread the word his classic sport bikes are being offering for sale at for the pair. The bikes are located in and he notes they can easily be to the U.S.

The 1968 MV Agusta

quote from the seller:

MV Agusta 500/4


By MV had won eleven 500cc World Some with the triple and with the four. Famous MV were Giacomo Agostini, Hailwood, John Surtees, Provini, Carlo Ubbiali, and Hartle.

The machine you are viewing was by the owners teenage awe of unaffordable MV`s. To realize a dream, it was in 820 hours between 2004 and using as many original MV as possible. Where original were not available, replicas made from drawings, — technical information.

The aim of the project was to reconstruct this machine capturing its essential

Parts were sourced Germany, Italy, Switzerland, NZ, the US, UK, and Finding and aquiring parts, the engine, frame and hubs, at least 40% of the project time. It not have been possible the many clubs, dealers, and knowledgeable individuals contacted. often in other languages, was by `phone, fax, SMS and email. interesting conversations were in the process.

There are few who have MV and the most reliable and communicative found in Germany. The British easily the costliest, most and unco-operative. The Italians by contrast found to be helpful, friendly, warmly sentimental.

There are 15 racing 500/4`s. Some of in the MV Samarate museum. However, as did not reach production, only roadgoing 500/4`s are known to

The one you are viewing, one in the US and, another in Unlike the shaft drive1968 which produced 72HP and (…) 240kg, this has a faired mass of 150kg and is driven. Light and agile, it 65hp @ 11500 rpm and 5.9kg/m @

Modern Dellorto carburettors electronic ignition have fitted to improve safety and

The matching four leading magnesium brakes are of Daniele design and made by Angelo of Sedriano, Italy. There was no for speedo drive at the hub so a Swiss VDO instrument has been adapted.

The ‘feminine’ silencers are of original They were made at expense by Giovanni Magni, son of mechanic, Arturo Magni. levers were made to the MV by Tronconi and Novelli s.n.c. Associate company Motocicli supplied the alloy clip-ons some small parts from ergal.

The tank fairing are of MV pattern by Magni. — narrow front are original. The wheel rims from Borrani tooling by San and Akront. Forks are Ceriani. Marzocchi.

Paint finish and badges are matched.

The owner is an engineer, with career experience in He ‘mortgaged his mother-in-law’ to fund the As a guide, a 2007 BMW car could be for the same outlay. But you ask. it go ?”

Answer. “Is it true that Parton can`t fall on her ?”

and the Vincent Egli:

quote the seller:


MV Agusta 500 SS


VINCENTS from the 1930’s to were known as the ‘Fastest machines available…. ”A fact, not a Vincents 998cc engine more horsepower than all its and most of its foreign rivals. It was after for both road and use.

In 1967 a Swiss engineer, Egli, observing the rise of multis, decided to extend the of his racing Vincent by reducing and improving the cycle components. He and made a motorcycle which a legend. Its roadgoing derivative on the Continent and in the UK, through dealer Slater.

However, the Vincent had ceased business in 1955 the limited supply of Vincent in 1967, meant that than 150 Eglis were

Fritz designed a ‘space’ with a large diameter top for oil, and a simple but robust rear section carrying shock absorbers. He introduced 4 leading shoe brakes and to a mechanical Campagnolo disc

These he assembled inside rims made by Borrani. The were mostly Italian,

and Eglis were fitted an Avon Marchenal bikini

Characteristics of his championship winning include the ‘ banana’ tank, plated chrome moly a 5 inch Shadow instrument, and conforming front alloy having two stays.

The machine here was built in 780 hours by owner/engineer Rupert over a period of three and a years. It cost about the as a Falcon or Commodore. The build is to Fritz`s pattern using components where possible around the world to achieve his 1967 features. It has an improved Shadow engine rebuilt, and frame components from Prince…once Fritz`s assistant. the original, Italian designed forks, and rims are used.

rare components and finding lost skills to replace were the main build

Of course, modern materials and techniques have allowed improvements to roadworthiness, handle-ability and The front wheel for example, is instead of 20, because only tyres were available in an speed rating at the time of Capturing the essential features was the aim.

I have to say honestly that these bikes are absolutely I have no expertise with of this vintage. I’m that some of our readers find them of interest as notes these bikes are for due to health. Please email him for further information and pictures.

luck with the sale

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