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MV Agusta 750S America 2005)

The fat lady hadn’t sung but MV Agusta’s best were well and truly it when its America model was Ian Falloon of Motorcycle Trader mag up the story

There is no more name amongst the Italian marques than that of MV Its achievement is unequalled with 38 riders’ World Championships and 37 World Championships over the year period from until 1976. During time MVs won 270 World Championship and the spin-off was a limited number of bikes in a range of capacities, in the magnificent 790cc America.

The grew out of the 750 Sport that able to be sold in the United after 1974. The 750 Sport was one of the of the old-school Italian bikes. side gearshift, no air cleaners, and extremely-loud mufflers. So at the end of 1974 Garville of Commerce Overseas in New York (the US importer), and an dealer Jim Cotherman went to MV a proposal to build a new motorcycle for the American market.

They optimistically expected to 500 a year at US$6000 each, and two months the prototype was ready.

the frame was largely unchanged the 1974 750S, the engine of the displaced 790cc. This was a 2mm overbore to 67mm, still a 56mm …. With a compression ratio, and breathing four Dell’Orto VHB 26mm slide carburettors the claimed was 86 horsepower at 8500 rpm.

In an to improve tractability, the camshafts slightly milder, but this prevent the America from a strong performing motorcycle for its While it hardly set the dragstrip because of the very high gear, the unfaired America easily run to 220km/h, making it one of the bikes around in 1975.

The engine dominated the 750S Appearing massive and brutal, on inspection the individual components had an almost delicate character. it was the old 500cc Grand Prix from the 1950s, and a masterpiece of castings, gears, needle and bearings. The two double overhead were driven by a matched set of straight-cut gears running the middle cylinders.

The pressed-together ran in ball bearings and was held in a cylinder-block sub-assembly that to the main engine casting. A from MV racing practice, gave the crankshaft incredible but also eliminated the need for and intricate casting/machining operations in a limited production engine.

The of the America belied its considerable and it was surprisingly compact. The wheelbase is a 1390mm, and the sculptured petrol just doesn’t look as if it 23 litres. The styling mirrored the MV GP but with a suede leather and the usual dubious, late-seventies such as black mufflers. The Sebac shock absorbers carried over from the 750 but the Ceriani forks went up to

Braking was by two 280mm Scarab on the front, along with a rear drum. There was unsprung weight at the rear due to the and as a riding experience the America quite as good at it looked. the production MV fours may be flawed and in their execution, the engine is

While providing a connection a racing past, it also one of the most sophisticated and beautiful ever to grace a streetbike.


The first four-cylinder MV street bike appeared in form at the end of 1950, less a year after the 500cc racer made its debut. Agusta had persuaded Arturo and Piero Remor to leave so the new engine was virtually identical to the design. The R19 Turismo road incorporated shaft drive and suspension, but it never entered

In 1965 another prototype bike appeared at the Milan this time with a version of the same engine a claimed 52hp at 9000rpm. One of the bikes ever to come out of this was designed so it couldn’t be converted into a Grand racer.

For 1971 the 750S the 600, with a massive front drum brake of the mechanical discs. The 750S was a expensive machine for its day, for $3889 in 1973 when a 750 was $1500.

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As the four-cylinder engine was a racing the crankcases were sand and the external dual-pulley starter and generator was driven behind the by a pair of rubber V belts.

The MV America wasn’t as successful as and a small number of unsold was converted into 850 SSs in 1977. MV stopped producing motorcycles, Magni continued to build MVs from donor 750s and


The best club for older MV is the Classic Italian Motorcycle of Australia (CIMAA). With in Sydney and Melbourne they a red plate scheme for motorcycles 25 years old and regular events.

Irwin in New Zealand has constructed amazing Internet site for MV

As far as published material goes, is very little reliable available. Although it concentrates on history and has little on the fours, the book is Moto MV Agusta by Colombo and Roberto Patrignani.


Other interesting include that of Arturo

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