1955 MV Agusta 175 CS

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1955
  • Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Engine number 
    410899 T
  • Lot number 
    240
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Colour  
    Other
  • Location

Description

1955 MV Agusta 175 CSTL
Frame no. 413811
Engine no. 410899 T

Having commenced motorcycle production late in 1945 with a 98cc two-stroke, Meccanica Verghera (MV) introduced its first production four-strokes, the single-cylinder 175CST and CSTL tourers, at the Milan Show in 1952, the newcomers' advanced overhead-cam, unitary construction engine setting them apart from most of the opposition. Their cycle parts too were state-of-the-art, consisting of a duplex loop frame incorporating the engine as a stressed member, oil-damped telescopic front fork, swinging-arm rear suspension and full-width alloy hubs. Defferences between the two were mainly confined to the seating, the CST having a single saddle while the deluxe CSTL came with a dual seat. Completely restored in 2003, this example is described as in excellent condition mechanically. The machine is offered with Belgian Carte Grise and MV Agusta Historic Register Certificato di Iscrizione.