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MV Agusta 750 GT

KCycle Magazine / Moto / Motorcyclist Illustrated Feb 1973

A RECENT TRIP TO Italy I a visit to the MV Agusta factory at and after a tour of the works Race Manager Arturo to see the latest developments, it was suggested lunch that it was time a of the Graham family rode an MV and would I like to try the latest 750 road machines. Well, it so happened that I had my helmet and with me!

The following morning me accompanied by a certain notorious journalist and ace tester, noted for his to see an exclusive test through up spectacles in dense fog at 400 yards, at the new near Gallerate where MV assembly is now centred.

Here we saw of several models from 175 to the 750 four. MVs are not mass produced in the way as most other machines, the being on quality and finish, and so are not the cheapest machines on the market, and always exceeds supply.

Of the secret of success with MV is Over the years, due to their of world-class racing, MV have a reputation and even a certain which must be the envy of all manufacturers.

It is this exclusive reputation makes a road-going MV as desirable as, a road-going Ferrari, just the is enough prestige for some.

The 750 are produced at the rate of 2-3 per week, one almost hand built, and tested until chief Alberto Pagani is satisfied.

The is powered of course by an all-alloy twin OHC 750cc motor, about 72 bhp DIN at 7900 rpm at the rear This is transmitted through a gearbox via an enclosed shaft to a gear final drive, in a finned alloy casting in the hub. Four Dell’Orto feed the cylinders, and a very electric starter easily them all up.

I wondered what my father would have seeing the engine that he to develop way back in 1951, now matured, grown to 750 and powering a sophisticated road machine. lam he would have been

There are now two versions of the machine in the existing 750 Sport, with Italian semi-racing styling and position, and a new 750 GT, which is tailored for touring, with high ‘ dual seat, bars, flashers, etc. and different styling. The mechanical is the same for both, although the has a higher final drive

We were able to spend the trying both versions of the and after final adjustments to the machines by Alberto, we set off.

of our riding took place in and Gallerale, and on a quiet stretch of road and dual carriageway Malpensa Airport, which impressions of both town and road conditions to be gained.

I the 750 GT first. The test machine was in an attractive two-tone cream and and with many parts in or polished alloy it certainly impressive. As I started off I was surprised how and compact the machine felt. of this is due to the sensibly narrow seat and tank, so many machines are made to feel clumsy than need be by the wide seats and tanks fitted.

The riding position was good, especially for town and moderate cruising, all the controls very light and smooth. The short gear lever and pedal gave positive

Most customers for these of machine are usually ex-motorcyclists, now to powerful cars, but who still some of the benefits of a motorcycle, and a bit special. Therefore refinement and are important, as comparison between the and a fast, expensive car are fairly My own car develops over 360 bhp from 5,7 so I thought the comparison most

Like a large car, the MV has a character, its shaft drive to make it very smooth and at low speeds, the engine is very and untemperamental and the machine may be trickled tn top gear like a refined pulling happily from rpm. However, if full use is of the superb close ratio and the engine wound up to.9000 the machine is instantly transformed a howling roadburner, able to the doors off almost any car in sight. In the driver of an Alfa Romeo car I came across gave a of resignation as I blasted past at the ton and changed up!

With the high on the GT I found that around 90 mph was the speed for comfort. Above wind pressure became of a problem, lower pattern would be better I think.

at all speeds is good, but the touring position was not suitable for ambitious

It was not possible to take proper figures, but on a slightly optimistic speeds in the gears were; 1st 2nd 90, 3rd 105, 4th 125, 5th 130. My Camaro Z28 covers a standing li in 13 sec, and the MV felt very the same. This was later by Alberto.

After the GT, the Sport version and felt a little more a racer. In bright red and blue, its semi-racing riding position of ‘bars, slightly rearset and long narrow racing it looked every inch an thoroughbred. It seemed more to bump start the Sport, but as I am a bit old these days I climbed and pressed the starter button

With its higher gearing, and riding position, the Sport different and encourages faster and feels a little less at slow speeds. Mind it is still very smooth and

Performance feels very to the GT. Starting from rest, a few revs are required for getaway, but the gearing makes the ratios in the better for fast riding and and the maximum speed may be a shade as it is quite easy to get tucked The tank shape looks but is not perfectly shaped, the sides a little too much at the bottom

Perhaps because the Sport a bit of a racer, and would be chosen by the sporty rider, I tended to be critical of its handling. At normal it is fine and feels well but at speeds of 100 mph and more I found a disconcerting weaving, and after one long fast left at over the ton, ( wished I had not It brought back memories of a six-cylinder 250 I once rode.

Some of the problem seems to be the for stiffer damping, because the rear dampers showed a improvement. I also think tyres would help. I must not be too critical. MV are aware of slight problem, and should it sorted out very soon, and the machine will be superb.

a perfect marriage between comfort and the high-speed handling of a is very difficult. Come to of it, I do not know of many racing with good al l round

To compare the two versions of this machine is purely a matter of choice. For normal road use and the GT with its lower gearing and suitable riding position is but for real roadburning and sporty then the Sport is the ultimate. Of the real connoisseur will have to buy both models.

After a short photographic and an amusing spell watching one of the ladies of the road picking up quicker than the time it to change a film in a camera, we the machines to the factory.

With Pagani in charge of development, and the of works 750 racers, the machines constantly be improved to maintain in their position as what be the world’s most exclusive and motorcycle.

Even at a price of 2000, MV cannot meet the most of the machines going to and Germany. But they have no of increasing production, so the market always be very exclusive, and for those who can afford the very @

Rear brake: central Stop switch: on rear Lighting system: 12v32a.h.

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