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MV Agusta 750 Sport America

For Sale: Extremely-rare MV 750S America from Moto Borgotaro…  

4 years after the Wright brothers made their historic flight at Kitty Hawk, Rely Giovanni Agusta constructed his first plane, the AG. 1 biplane. In 1923, the depend based his personal plane firm, Costruzioni Aeronautiche Giovanni Agusta S.A. — recognized merely as “Agusta.”

Agusta AG.1 biplane

For a time, the aeronautical firm flourished. After World Conflict II, nonetheless, peace treaties forbade Italy from producing plane, so Rely Domenico Agusta — son of the late Rely Giovanni — pivoted to manufacturing bikes, founding MV Agusta in 1945.

MV Agusta 750 Sport America

In its first 30 years of existence, the Italian bike marque boasted an unimaginable 37 Grand Prix Championships.

“The racing pedigree of the MV Agusta marque is usually forgotten these days, however from 1952 to 1973 they gained 37 world road-racing championships together with 16 500cc titles in simply 18 years — a file that also stands and doesn’t seem like it’ll be damaged any time quickly.” –Silodrome

The gas tank of this 750S America is adorned with a 37–star graphic emblematic of the MV Agusta’s 37 world championships, in addition to the clear-coated signature of the late F1 and Grand Prix racer John Surtees, who signed the tank on the 1994 BMW Battle Of The Legends occasion in Daytona, Florida.

 

As with Vincent, nonetheless, the information and racing successes didn’t readily translate into stellar gross sales. By 1974, MV Agusta had fallen into monetary hardship. That yr, US MV Agusta importers Chris Garville and Jim Cotherman traveled to Varese, Italy, the place they satisfied the corporate to supply a limited-edition of the MV 750 Sport for the American market.

MV Agusta 750S

The 750S was already the most costly Italian sporting bike of the early 70s, with fewer than 600 hand-built fashions produced between 1970-75. Legend has it, Rely Agusta even insisted on the bike having a shaft-drive so the privateers couldn’t compete together with his chain-driven manufacturing facility racers.

“The MV has a high quality denied to virtually every other machine. The bike’s attraction lies wholly in its uncooked, virtually crude attraction of pure velocity suitability.” –Cycle World, 1973

Launched in 1975, the 750S America would up the ante significantly, each in model and efficiency.

“The ‘America’ version of the 750S took issues additional, introducing extra energy and a placing design for a street-legal GP bike. At present, it stands as one of many pinnacles of MV motorcycling design and historical past.” –Moto Borgotaro

MV Agusta 750 Sport America

The Sport America was no mere design train. The engine boasted a 2mm bigger bore, leading to 789cc of displacement — examine this to the 743.3cc of the common 750S — and an output of 75 bhp at 8500 rpm. The angular styling borrowed from MV’s race bikes, and the America provided US-spec options equivalent to a left-side shifter, flip indicators, and air filters.

“A 13.06 second standing quarter-mile with a 105.14 mph terminal velocity was achieved by Cycle journal once they examined the bike within the mid-Nineteen Seventies, and the highest velocity was rated as 130.4 mph.” –Silodrome

MV Agusta 750 Sport America

The Sport America’s sandcast DOHC engine featured 4 individually detachable aluminum alloy cylinders hooked up to a crankshaft block, and energy was delivered through an enclosed driveshaft.

MV Agusta 750 Sport America

The 1975 MV Agusta 750 Sport America you see right here is one among solely 200 produced within the first yr of manufacturing, and it occurs to be body #009 — the primary to reach in America!

“The primary to be delivered exterior of the MV Agusta household, with body numbers 001-008 reportedly going to firm VIPs in Europe, marque racing legend Giacomo Agostini amongst them. This instance, body #009, was delivered new to MV Agusta’s sole US importer, Commerce Abroad Company of Elmsford, New York, the place it served as a take a look at loaner for bike magazines together with Cycle, Huge Bike, Motor Cycle World, and was later employed in a show capability at numerous exhibitions and commerce exhibits.” –Moto Borgotaro

Cycle Journal (Might, 1975) with the 750S America on the quilt.

The bike remained within the care of aforementioned US importer Chris Garville of Commerce Abroad Company till 1984, when possession was transferred to his brother in California. In 1990, it was traded to the late Perry Bushong — a grasp mechanic, restorer, and MV Agusta vendor in Fort Price, Texas. Perry bought the bike to one among his outdated store fingers — a person who vividly remembers the primary time he heard a buyer revving his Sport America behind the store.

“I needed to drop what I used to be doing to go see what it was as a result of it was simply such a wonderful noise.” –Bike Classics

 

MV Agusta 750 Sport America

In 2014, the bike underwent a two-year refurbishment by the hands of aforementioned MV legend Perry Bushong — his ultimate restoration. Now this 750S is on the market on Carry a Trailer via our good friend Peter Boggia and his workforce at Moto Borgotaro, a boutique vendor of high-end unique bikes primarily based in New York and Milan.

MV Agusta 750 Sport America

It’s being provided with the workshop and proprietor’s manuals, elements lists, particular instruments, transport and possession information, advertising and marketing brochures, copies of publications during which the bike appeared, refurbishment information, eliminated and spare elements, and a clear California title within the vendor’s title. There’s even an outdated “MV 750” California plate included!

Extra Particulars

  • Three homeowners from new, expert-level restoration undertaken by Perry Bushong
  • 789cc DOHC inline-four
  • 5-speed transmission
  • Black suede seat
  • Clip-on handlebars
  • Rear-set foot controls
  • Borrani alloy rims
  • Scarab entrance disc brakes
  • Ceriani fork
  • Adjustable Sebac shocks
  • Aluminum cylinder head and cylinders
  • (4) Dell’Orto VHB carburetors
  • 4-into-4 Kay’s Engineering exhaust system

The bike additionally comes with particular instruments, workshop manuals, copies of magazines during which the bike appeared, an outdated California “750 MV” license plate, and many spares.

This MV Agusta 750S America is up on the market on Carry a Trailer.

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