1971 MV Agusta 150 RSS

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1971
  • Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Engine number 
    RS856895
  • Lot number 
    237
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Colour  
    Other
  • Location

Description

1971 MV Agusta 150 RSS
Frame no. MVRS856779
Engine no. RS856895

MV Agusta updated its range of 125cc and 150cc singles in 1968. The new line-up consisted of 125 GT, 125 GTL, 125 Scrambler and 150 GT models, while at the pinnacle of each capacity class were the 125 GTL-S and 150 RSS, these last two being almost identical in appearance. Styled like a tiny racing bike, the 150 RSS (Rapido Super Sport) boasted a beautiful a streamlined fuel tank; front forks with exposed stanchions and polished sliders; Tommaselli clip-on handlebars; a small fly-screen; rear-set footrests; racing-style seat; matching CEV speedometer and rev counter; short stainless steel mudguards; and alloy wheel rims. The price of this little jewel, when new, was almost as high as the 250 bicilindrica. Not surprisingly, relatively few were sold. Those individuals fortunate enough to ride one delighted in its racer-on-the-road performance, 128km/h (80mph) top speed and giddy 9,000rpm rev limit. This example of the rarely seen 150 RSS is described as original, un-restored, complete and in very good running order. The machine is offered with Belgian Carte Grise and MV Agusta Historic Register Certificato di Iscrizione.