- 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.