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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-23-2011, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
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What percent of the older classics produced (125's, 175's, ect.) made there way to the U.S. I guess while I'm asking larger displacement bikes also? Anybody have an idea?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-24-2011, 02:51 AM
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That's a very interesting question, John.

I'd also like to know how popular they were abroad. What country imported how many, which model sold best etc.
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Hi Guys.

It wasn't untill the 'twins', 250 and 350 that MV's started to arrive in the USA. None of the early bikes where ever official exported to America. All the old singles that are there now have come in through classic dealers and collectors over recent years.

Cosmopolitan brought in a batch of about 50 or 60 250 B's around mid 1969. C and D Garage of Freeport had a tiny number of 350's in around 1973 i beleive. There were also a small number of personal imports usualy from folk who worked in Europe but lived in the 'states'.

From what i can tell no 125 Sport or 350 Ipotesi's where ever official imported, but i stand to be corrected on that one. I imagine that by that time the bikes where not able to pass the ever stringent regulations that were coming into force.

The 'fours' sold well in the U.S but still in only small numbers as you can imagine. The most common one being the 750 America for obvious reasons.

FYI MV official exported there products to 54 countries other than the U.S. These ranged from places like Angola and Greece to Romania and Thailand!

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Thanks, never seen an old one in person but hoping for a siting at the vintage weekend at Road America this summer.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-26-2011, 02:59 PM
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Some years ago, i bought a 1956 MV Agusta 175 OHC brochure from the states.
Ther is a stamp from a dealer of Pittsburgh and a hand written mention about a brand new 175 Squalo, for sale at the price of 800 $.
It would be a fair good price if the bike is always unsold.
Is there someone in Pittsburgh to go to the shop ??
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