1954 MV Agusta 175 CS

CSS Disco Volante

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1954
  • Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Chassis number 
    4173414
  • Lot number 
    203
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Colour  
    Red
  • Number of seats 
    1
  • Location
  • Engine size (cc) 
    175

Description

Without registration
Frame No. 4173414

- In superb condition
- A rare "customer competition" machine
- Beautiful aesthetics
- A prestigious marque

In addition to its 125, 350 and 500, MV Agusta in 1953 also launched a new 175 with overhead camshaft. Other than the normal street version, the manufacturer also offered a sportier model with a larger carburetor, aluminum wheels and other modifications. The tank of this bike, very flared at the base, was given the nickname "Disco Volante" (Flying Saucer) and a little later, MV proposed an even sportier version with an Earles fork, the Super Sport (SS). It gave way in 1955 to the "Squalo" (shark) whose style was very different because the tank was built for competition and to promote the crouching position. The Squalo also received a five-speed gearbox. These bikes were a great success at that time with amateur racers who used to race in the weekends. Even a rider such as Derek Minter distinguished himself early in his career racing such a machine.
Formerly owned by the Italian tank specialist, Mr. Libanore, this bike has arrived in our collector's collection through the restorer Motorcycles G. De Marchi, established in the region of Friuli, Italy. It is equipped with an aluminum tank of the Squalo style, but differs from the latter in a few things: a four-speed gearbox and a magneto arranged differently. A very nice "customer competition" machine, this rare bike offers great looks and will provide its owner the pure joy that could excited motorcycle enthusiasts of the 1950s.