MV Agusta 1956 Disco Volante 175cc 1 cyl OHC Frame # 417393 Engine # 473194 S
MV Agustas are some of the fastest, most beautiful — and rarest —motorcycles.
Like most present-day Italian motorcycle manufacturers, MV got its start after World War II.
Nineteen fifty-three saw the introduction of a new 175 cc overhead cam shaft model.
MV Agusta produced the 175 CST and CSTL (Turismo Lusso) for street use and soon developed a sportier 175 cc version with larger carburetor, a larger cylinder head with bigger fins, aluminum wheel rims and plenty of glossy red paint.
The first year version (1954) of the 175 Sport featured a beautifully sculpted fuel tank that quickly earned it the unofficial nickname "Disco Volante" (flying saucer) as, viewed from the front, the tank shape was reminiscent of a flying saucer.
MV street motorcycles enjoyed immense popularity throughout the world.
In 1958 American rider Dave Schuler, riding a borrowed and barely modified MV 175 Sport street bike, won the 175 class at the famed Catalina Island GP off-road race, in California.
This rare “Disco Volante” offers great looks and will provide its owner the pure joy that could excite motorcycle enthusiasts of the 1950s.
This very rare MV is offered fully restored to a high standard and is in superb condition.
Until recently this MV was part of a private collection in the Netherlands.
If you are looking for a true Italian exotic in two-wheeled form, this MV Agusta “Disco Volante” is one of the most desirable examples available today.
1 cyl. Overhead Camshaft 4-stroke
Displacement: 172,3 cc
Power / rpm: 15 HP / 8,500rpm
Gearbox: 4 speeds
Weight: 114 Kg
Top speed 84mph / 135km/h