Arguably the greatest motorcycle relationship of the last century, the partnership between MV Agusta and Giacomo Agostini led to seven successive 500-cc World Championship titles. In honour of this incredible feat, the original engineers at HRT produced a near-identical copy of the famous 1972-winning machine—so perfect that Agostini himself had to have one. Offered here is just that bike, complete with Agostini’s signature on the dustbin fairing.
Engineered from the original three-cylinder 500 GP engineering plans, this 500 tribute features a perfect replica of the 1970 Ceriani GP fork and 230-millimetre front drum brake, ensuring that the rider feels as close to the original experience as possible. Other details include the moulded fiberglass seat with leather trim and 18-inch Borrani wire wheels. Modern upgrades, such as the Avon tyres and Dell’orto carburettors, were used only where original parts were no longer available. Complete with a letter from Agostini himself certifying his ownership, offered here is a chance to ride with one of the greatest legends of our time.
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