MV Agusta 750 Sport

MV Agusta 750 Sport
MV Agusta is firmly ensconced in the motorcycling psyche as a maker of superbikes. But it wasn’t always so. The first road-legal, big-capacity motorcycle from Meccanica Verghera Agusta was this stunning 750 Sport. It was loaded with the top-notch componentry of the day, including Borrani rims, Ceriani suspension and Grimeca drum brakes. Four Dell’Orto carburetors fed the engine, and shaft drive transmitted a heady 65bhp to the back wheel. This particular machine was built in 1972, and it’s owned by Washington resident Peter Calles. “I bought the MV in 1993 from the second owner, who lives in Canada,” says Calles. “The first owner was a butcher from Chicago. I waited patiently for five years for him to sell me the MV. It’s all original, and it has the rare factory fairing. I keep the MV in my living room.” Yes, Peter keeps this bike inside his house, along with 30 other machines—mostly Ducatis. His wife left him in 1986, and the bikes moved in shortly afterwards: go figure.

Images courtesy of Phil Aynsley. Phil’s book Ducati: A Photographic Tribute, with a foreword by Troy Bayliss, is available from Amazon.

MV Agusta 750 Sport
MV Agusta 750 Sport
MV Agusta 750 Sport
MV Agusta 750 Sport