Post Listing Update: This MV did not get any interest at the opening ask of $75,000.
Introduced in 1975, the MV Agusta 750S America was built in response to America’s demand for…more power. Bike magazine called it “one of the most dramatic-looking bikes made, the real stuff of legend.” 40 years later, it’s still plenty dramatic. If your wallet is also the stuff of legend, here’s your chance to get one of the most important MV’s ever built. This example stands out as it’s got a well-documented history and it’s been signed by John Surtees.
To get this extra power, the engine was bored out to 789cc, yielding a claimed 75 horsepower which was good for a top speed of 135 miles per hour. This bike was a little porky at over 500 pounds, which made some people consider it to be more of a sport-tourer than an all-out sports bike. For more information, check out this story on Motorcycle Classics – the article is about this exact bike!
This example (Engine #:221009, Frame #: 221012) is being offered by the second owner (who notes that the first owner was the US importer). The bike initially served as an ambassador – it was used in “displays, shows, and magazine tests: as featured in Cycle, Big Bike, and Motor Cycle World to name a few“. The current owner acquired the bike in 1990 and was lucky enough to have Surtees sign it in 1994 at Daytona. The bike was restored between 2014 and 2016, during which the Dave Kay exhaust was equipped. It’s pretty and I’m sure it sounds amazing, but this auction is for well-to-do bidders only.
Find this MV for sale in Fort Worth, Texas with an unmet opening bid of $75,000