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MV Agusta — the magic of a


Is a more illustrious name in parlance than MV Agusta? I not. Steeped in history, highly successful and grand family employed the services of of the greatest of riders… Giacomo Phil Read, Luigi Mike Hailwood, John and Gary Hocking, to name a

I first came across iconic brand in the 1960’s as an teenager in the print trade who back then was mad about A competition in the weekly MCN (Motor News) had me filling in at least 10 — the prize? A brand 750cc MV Agusta!

No, I didn’t win, but I did get to read a few later in an interview with the that he was “highly delighted his prize and was about to bolt a to it!” How sad is that!


When a motorcycle brand every motorcycle race Europe, including the really Isle of Man, you just to sit up and take notice. Even the sidecar championship was won using MV

World championship-winning ways way before then for the Italian 1952 would have the first in the 125 cc class — the Englishman Cecil Sandford.

If ever wondered what the MV stand for let me tell you: Verghera, a company name up by Count Domenica Agusta the Second World War when his aircraft company was in the doldrums, so: make motorcycle music!”

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over from aircraft to research and development came to the eponymous Count Agusta; all, he had plenty of engineers around just looking for The inspiration finally paid in the capable hands of Sandford and maestro Carlo Ubbiali but the was where the count really to show his class and for ever put his name into the hallowed of top-drawer motorcycling.


1956, Surtees and MV Agusta … all indelibly with possibly the greatest in the brand’s history. Surtees’ of riding and development skills the 500 cc crown was his but the best was yet to come. in through to 1960 Surtees won the 350 and 500 — and he became the only to win the World title on two wheels and

In fact, from 1958 to the 500cc World titles remain with MV Agusta. star Gary Hocking the 350 and 500 titles for the company in 1961 but was to strike the talented rider 12 months later. After up motorcycles to race a Lotus he was in a sports car race in the then

Hailwood continued to thrill fans — nobody had a fan quite as big as Mike’s with continuous 500cc titles won his fantastic skill and mechanical for a bike — but it was the good-looking rider Agostini who eclipsed him seven 500cc titles 1966 and 1972 aboard

Yes, there has to be something about owning a motorcycle oozes heritage and royalty as on Count Agusta’s motorcycles. I know about Lord and Royal Enfield. but more these lesser mortals other time!

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