MV Agusta 1971 RSS 150cc 1 cyl ohv 2511



MV Agusta 1971 RSS 150cc 1 cyl ohv  Frame # MVRS*856766*  Engine # MV-RS-856917

In 1968 MV Agusta updated its range of 125cc and 150cc singles.
The new line consisted of 125 GT, 125 GTL, 125 Scrambler and 150 GT models, while at the pinnacle of each capacity class were the 125 GTL-S and 150 RSS, these last two being almost identical in appearance. 
Styled like a tiny racing bike, the 150 RSS (Rapido Super Sport) boasted a beautiful a streamlined fuel tank; front forks with exposed stanchions and polished sliders;  Tommaselli clip-on handlebars;   rear-set footrests; racing-style seat; matching CEV speedometer and rev counter; short stainless steel mudguards; and alloy wheel rims.
The price of this little jewel, when new, was almost as high as the 250 bicilindrica.
Not surprisingly, relatively few were sold. 
Those individuals fortunate enough to ride one delighted in its racer-on-the-road performance, 128km/h (80mph) top speed and giddy 9,000rpm rev limit.
This example of the rarely seen 150 RSS is very nicely restored