The Book of the Classic MV Agusta Fours

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Veloce Publishing Ltd, Oct 15, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 192 pages
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MV Agusta’s classic four-cylinder dominated Grand Prix racing for a decade from 1956. When it was replaced by the new triple in 1966, Count Agusta decided to make the Four available in limited numbers as a production bike. To prevent privateers converting it into a Grand Prix racer that may embarrass the factory, he stipulated it should be 600cc and have shaft final drive. The touring 600 eventually evolved into the 750 Sport and GT, and finally the America, but MV Fours were always built in extremely small numbers. As befit an engine that handed multiple World Championships to John Surtees, Gary Hocking, and Mike Hailwood, the technical specification was staggering, and remains so to this day. This magnificent engine was always at the heart of the MV Agusta, and it was this engine that created and sustained the legend.

 

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Contents

Foreword by Arturo Magni
5
Introduction
6
Birth of the MV Four
9
8
36
1
37
2
61
3
67
4
130
5
145
6
167
7
189
8
199
9
226
America 197576 MV4C75
231
Index
238
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Ian Falloon is one of the world's foremost motorcycle historians. In his career as an author, he has penned more than forty books on motorcycles. His titles include The Ducati 750 Bible, Ducati 900 Bible, The Moto Guzzi Story, Honda Story, Kawasaki Story, BMW Story, The Book of MV Agusta Fours, Moto Guzzi Sport Bible and Laverda Twin and Triple Bible. He has a small collection of classic sporting motorcycles, including a 1974 Ducati 750 Super Sport, which he has owned since 1976. A contributor to a number of motorcycle magazines around the world, Ian Falloon was born in New Zealand, but currently lives in Australia.

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