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1954 Disco Volante on ebay

1954 Disco Volante for sale on ebay. The bike is in Mission Viejo, California. I saw the bike 2 weeks ago at a car show. It was in a private collection in Italy for many years. It was recently sold at the Mecum auction in Vegas. It is in running condition.
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Rob...what is the VALUE of this?

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Hey Chucky, not buying into this - the perennial question of what actually constitutes a Disco Volante & what doesn't exists and gets tiresome.

But as I consider you a good friend I offer this:

Some argue only a genuine CSS has the right to be called a Disco Volante, that engine is definitely a Sport version, not a CSS, but a CS.

Whether this bike is a standard CS with a 'Disco' tank or a 'Discette' is almost impossible to tell. It makes no difference anyway as the engine spec is the same, only the CSS has the higher output motor and an extra gear......I'd like to know if this was a 4 or 5 speed.

The bike in general looks very nice with some very correct parts.

It is a bike that is largely copied and Italy unfortuantely is notorious for signing off on pretty bikes purporting to be something that they may or not be.

I purchased one with a genuine CS motor runs great and paid for what I know got and if I got anything else that is merely a bonus.

There is one for sale in Italy with 'factory workers restoration and verification" which they are asking 25K (euro) for, which I will admit looks like the real deal but experts (not that I hold myself out as one) have been fooled before even with valuable items like the Ducati Green Frames.......who knows if someone will stump up that kind of money.

This particular bike I'd like to see in the flesh but going on past sales of "Discos" I'd say where the bidding is now is upper limit & it hasn't reached reserve.....so there you have it.

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Thank-you , Rob. As you know, I'd love to find a nice quality vintage MV. I don't want to get caught up in something that might be tarted up to be something it is not. I like the real deal.

As I have little experience with vintage MV bikes, I rely on the knowledge of this community. You, as a multi bike owner, and seeker of all things decadent, have my vote as someone with good information for us noobs.

I am the high bidder on this version...$10K USD max. I probably won't go higher, but I would like to find a nice, rideable, vintage MV some day.

Thanks, again, for your quick an ddesired input.

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Nice Bike! Wish to have such a Little juwel. But there are to many flags on the tank. When it was built in 1954, I the guys in Gallarate wouldn't put a flag for the world Championship 1955 on it. The carb looks like an UB but Not sure.
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Thank-you , Rob. As you know, I'd love to find a nice quality vintage MV. I don't want to get caught up in something that might be tarted up to be something it is not. I like the real deal.

As I have little experience with vintage MV bikes, I rely on the knowledge of this community. You, as a multi bike owner, and seeker of all things decadent, have my vote as someone with good information for us noobs.

I am the high bidder on this version...$10K USD max. I probably won't go higher, but I would like to find a nice, rideable, vintage MV some day.

Thanks, again, for your quick an ddesired input.

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Ha ha .....I was squeezing Lou before I even read you reply, I think it was 1.00am or thereabouts when I posted to you and as soon as I wrote my name on it the computer was off & in bed

Classics are difficult Chuck, everything has (pretty much) had some kind of tarting up on them at one stage or another and after a while it is nearly impossible to tell what was factory and what wasn't, to an extent the bikes evolve post build and almost become "correct" through sheer persistence.

The values are all over the shop and you can only see why when you meet them in the flesh as I am learning....some have a 'vibe' hard to explain but they just feel right, look right and turn out to be right. It is part knowledge, part feel, and part damn good fortune. You have to love it to do otherwise it will do your head in.

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It is a shame you didn't get a chance to hop across the ditch when you were in NZ as you could have ridden a couple of mine and it would have given you a better perspective. I am certainly not being rude when I say you a big man & they will struggle under you as the power output is small to start with, you may also find yourself cramped on a small single. I offer my Raid as an example - 250 single whilst spacious, weights in at very hefty 145kg - it struggles under its own weight and I need to change gears a fair bit even in slightly hilly circumstances and I weight around 64kg, so you get the idea.

But as a gorgeous art piece to look at, you certainly can't go past them so there's maybe two reasons for ownership of this particular one.

Hope this helps rather than confuse you!


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64kg robbbieeee
fark id kill to be to that weight. my coach woould be soooooo happy
i walk around at 85kg and when i fight in the ring i have to cut weight to 72-74kg in a 6 week period and at 5ft 11 i look like death.

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64kg robbbieeee
fark id kill to be to that weight. my coach woould be soooooo happy
i walk around at 85kg and when i fight in the ring i have to cut weight to 72-74kg in a 6 week period and at 5ft 11 i look like death.
Too funny Rob....come here you can ride some classics & I'll train you - lol. Actually I weigh myself each Thursday to see where i am at & last 2 weigh ins I was at exactly 61.3kg I just like the sound of 64 (like the Beatles song) so I use that. .. I am 5.7 & half so shorter than you. ...I was at my heaviest in 2011 when I went to Bubbalicious and had blown out to 76kgs!

I am now at the weight when I was 22 and playing in semi pro soccer league so happy with that.

Not sure what this has to do with a Disco Volante - lol x100


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Rob, Cin and I are planning a future trip to the Land Down Under exclusively. WE plan on bombing in on the hospitality of you and Lou and traversing that massive country to visit Dons and some others, too. It'll be and epic trip...down the road.

ON the subject of classics, I'd like ot find a decent, rideable, U.S. bike...the search goes on. They seem to be hard to find here. More plentiful in Italy and such...I wonder why that is?

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