- High quality period production
- A very interesting history
- Superb restoration
- Probably the only sidecar racer with an MV engine
This sidecar racer was made for the seasons 1977 and 1978, and probably by Guy Bongiovanni. Very involved in the world of sidecar cross and racing, and a rider for many years in this field and known for his talents as a director too, Bongiovanni was the importer and dealer in the Lyon region for MV in his time. He is still the president of the Motorcycle Club of Lyon and the Rhône region. He is the one who made with great care and rigour a special frame, fitted it with an Earles fork, a MV four-cylinder 750 engine and a very flat aluminium fuel tank, and at the rear a highly contoured body. He then campaigned in the Championnat de France 750 Sidecars among the Suzukis, BMWs and Guzzis of the period. The 750 was prepared and adapted to mate to a specific transmission system.
Our collector has long coveted this machine and was able to acquire in 1996 from a French collector. He then sent the MV sidecar to Italy, to Peppino Minervi , the MV 750 specilaist, who restored the mechanicals and to the workshops of De Marchi , for painting and reassembly. The owner recognizes that the restoration was costly, but the result is superb. This combo was greatly admired in the Coupes de Moto Legende, as this machine was on exhibit at MV side of the Ubaldo Elli race team.
An original machine, very well designed and handcrafted at that time by a personality from the world of sidecars, it's an extremely rare opportunity to acquire a sidecar with an MV engine.