MV Agusta 1959 Raid 250 Frame # RAID-250765* Engine # *MV-S-583698*
Within Italy in the mid-1950’s a 150cc and 175cc motorcycle was considered a mid-sized bike. So when the 250cc debuted at the 1956 Milan Trade show, it generated considerable interest. With a displacement of 250cc, the Raid considered a large capacity bike, able to crosss the Continent with ease.
With its 4-stroke, single cilinder engine rated 14 HP at 5.600 rpm, the Raid could top out at 115 km/h.
The suspension was traditional MV; a front fork with hydraulic shocks absorbers.
For the 160 kg weight, the brakes were upgraded, with both front and rear drums measuring 220mm.
Single cylinder 4-stroke
Displacement: 246,6 cc
Power / rpm: 14 HP / 5,600
24 mm carburettor
Gearbox: 4 speed
Double cradle tubular and pressed steel frame
Telescopic hydraulic fork
Rear suspension: swingarm with hydraulic shocks
Max. speed 115 kp/h 72mph