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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-27-2018, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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My Wifes 175 was registered June 1954,the case covers are dated 2 53,frame is 401934,eng 401816. It was sold as an early Sport but looks similar to a CSTL but was fitted as original 2.75 and 3.00 x 17 tyres,3 tool boxes,low bars and no seat cut out on the tank,which could have been blue originally.Everything looks factory except the tank paint.I cannot find a picture of any similar bike so am hoping one of you clued up people can advise us as to what it is.
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Can't help with the ID... but it IS a very nice looking example.

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...hoping one of you clued up people can advise us as to what it is.
Looks a lot like a 175 CS.

Not yet a Classic (and very expensive in good condition) Disco Volante or a CSS
but still the CS was a noble racer of the times.
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Not a CS engine as it doesn't have the big fin CS cylinder head and larger carb.
To me it looks like a Sport that has been fitted with a CSTL engine. And it has also been fitted with a CSS fishtail silencer like mine - see photos.
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Hi Eddy,

Lovely bike. I don't know the correct identity of your MV but I recognize the way the tank has been painted (see picture of MV Sella 1960) Also the attachment of the frontmudguard looks the Spanish way (each side a single support). But frame and engine numbers you mentioned are definitive MV Agusta (Italian). So I am not sure about your MV.

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Thanks everybody, Most likely it is a series 1 CST with a later tank and seat.I think the small section tyres are incorrect but are noted as this in the 1964 log book.
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I would suspect it to be a early CST which were built with 17" wheels. Also AFAIK with a solo seat and different tank that the one you have.
Would your frame number also have a "/34" (or other) suffix on it?
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175 MV identity

Hi Eddy, welcome. All the answers above contain good info. It is an early CS (I venture there is no "T" stamp after the motor number stamp, typical on earlier 175s, even Sports). This bike possibly came with solo saddle, but on yours the saddle looks the correct size and shape. The Lusso or Deluxe version added a dual saddle and the side tool boxes and likely 19" wheels. A Sport would have come with 19" wheels for sure (as well as the big head motor). Yours tank is lovely and Italian, may not be original MV, hard to tell in the photo but it looks like a Parilla or Ducati tank?. If you hunt you can find an original tank, and the 19" rims do look more balanced on these.

There is an avid following for the 175 ohs model, they are great bikes and worth the care and feeding.

A CS "T" motor will get along well with a modern 60mm piston and fresh 22-24mm carb.


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