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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-07-2007, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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MV Agusta Mini Bike from the 70's

Ran across this and thought you guys would be interested. You may know already that MV Agusta built a 50cc minibike model in the mid-1970s. (It's not a foldaway bike, nor for road use). As I understand it, the MV Agusta factory in Gallarate, Italy built a one-off children's replica of an MV Agusta grand prix bike, for their world champion Phil Read to present to his son. The bike attracted so much attention, they started producing them - though nobody seems too sure exactly when, or how many. Mid-1970s, and a couple of thousand units is what I've heard. The bike has a 47.6cc Franco Morini, single-cylinder, two-stroke engine with a variator transmission, and was produced in 8-inch and 10-inch wheel versions. I'm told they also built a 12-inch wheel version with a four-speed gearbox and a proper clutch.
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That's great. One of the old members on yahoogroups has one of these IIRC. Great little bike story!

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That was me James. I've had it since I was 8. I noticed your in ST. Petersburg samzilla. If you want to see it in person I'm in New Port Richey. At the moment however it's in a few pieces, as I've had it repainted.
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Thatīs LOVELY!!! Iīve told you I donīt ride myself, but if I got one of that kind, I might consider....


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