1959 MV Agusta Grand Sport 250

When I think of myself throwing my leg over this 1959 MV Agusta Grand Sport, the only thing that comes to mind is Chris Farley and David Spades jacket. You know its not going to fit, but there is a moment there where it sort of fits before it all goes wrong. I would continue to try to fit onto this MV Agusta and try not to split that full Dustbin Fairing while riding around my nearest track.

 From the seller

1959 MV AGUSTA 250 CC GRAND SPORT REPLICA ,RARE BIKE EVOKING THE STYLE OF THE 1950 ‘S  DUST BIN FAIRING RACING BIKES THAT WERE BANNED IN 1957 ,THIS BIKE IS A ESTATE SALE , WAS STORED FOR MANY YEARS IN A PRIVATE MUESEUM ,SHOWN AT MANY WEST COAST MOTORCYCLE SHOWS ,RUNS WELL ,PUSH TO START ,FAIRING IS FIBERGLASS , VERY WELL DONE REPLICA ,,LEATHER SEAT ,CLIP ONS ,DRILLED PEDALS

The seller doesn’t tell us what this Replica started life out as, but the frame and engine look like the MV Agusta Raid which was offered in both 250cc and 350cc from 1956 until 1962. Bore and stroke for the 250 was 69x66mm and appears to have generated 19 BHP at 5600rpm. This figure was with a 22mm MB Dellorto and 7.2:1 CR which would push the bike and rider (David Spade, not Chris Farley) to 71mph. So if this bike has a larger SS1 Dellorto (not sure about that velocity stack) and a higher compression, the Dustbin Fairing would allow 100mph?

With the “Please Don’t Touch” sign pictured, and the old tires, I would imagine that this bike had spend more time on display then screaming out loud. With the low starting bid I would keep an eye on this 1959 MV Agusta Grand Sport Replica, because there might just be a chance that you could try to put this bike on your trailer headed to the local track day some day soon. BB

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  1. October 27, 2012

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