MV Agusta 1956 CTSL 175cc 1 cyl OHC Frame # 414897 Engine 411590T
After WWII the Agusta family was no longer allowed to manufacture airplanes.
It was decided to take up the production of motorcycles and in 1946 they brought out the “98”, a two stroke runabout.
That same year a 98 Sport won the first race MV Agusta entered.
This started the company on a competition path that would result in 37 world championships.
Six years later at the 1952 Milan Show, Agusta pulled the wraps off the 175 CST.
This was a single overhead camshaft design with a 4-speed gearbox and a chain-driven single overhead camshaft valve train.
It was also the first MV four-stroke to go into series production and would go on to greater glory on the racetrack.
The engine was rated at 8 HP.
Also released the same year was a version equipped with 19-inch wheels and a long seat which we present here as a 1956 example.
Approximately 6,000 examples were built over the motorcycle’s three-year production run.
It is an important model in MV’s history.
Cylinders 1 cyl 4-stroke
Displacement: 172,3 cc
Power / rpm: 8 HP / 5,200
Carburettor: 18 mm carburettor
Lubrication: wet sump
Clutch: wet multiple plate clutch
Gearbox: 4 speeds
Frame: double tubular and pressed steel frame
Front brake: 180 mm drum
Rear brake: 150 mm drum
Front and rear tire: 3.50 x19”
Tank: 14 litres
Weight: 105 Kg
Performance: 100 kph