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27 May 2017

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Lot 116

2010 MV Agusta 500 3-Cilindri

  • Frame no. ST41-50 GGRFGMGG
  • Serial no. 6/6

€200.000 - €250.000

Documents: Bill of Sale


Please note that this lot is sold on a Bill of Sale.

  • The last of six tributes created with World Champion Giacomo Agostini
  • Accompanied by a letter confirming its history
  • Ridden by Agostini at Dijon in May 2014


Arguably the greatest motorcycle relationship of the last century, the partnership between MV Agusta and Giacomo Agostini led to seven successive 500-cc World Championship titles. In honour of this incredible feat, the original engineers at HRT produced a near-identical copy of the famous 1972-winning machine—so perfect that Agostini himself had to have one. Offered here is just that bike, complete with Agostini’s signature on the dustbin fairing.

Engineered from the original three-cylinder 500 GP engineering plans, this 500 tribute features a perfect replica of the 1970 Ceriani GP fork and 230-millimetre front drum brake, ensuring that the rider feels as close to the original experience as possible. Other details include the moulded fiberglass seat with leather trim and 18-inch Borrani wire wheels. Modern upgrades, such as the Avon tyres and Dell’orto carburettors, were used only where original parts were no longer available. Complete with a letter from Agostini himself certifying his ownership, offered here is a chance to ride with one of the greatest legends of our time.





• L'ultimo di sei tributi creati con il Campione del Mondo Giacomo Agostini
• Accompagnata da una lettera che ne conferma la storia
• Utilizzata da Agostini a Digione nel Maggio del 2014

Probabilmente la più grande accoppiata motociclistica del secolo scorso, la collaborazione tra la MV Agusta e Giacomo Agostini porta a sette titoli successivi nel Campionato del Mondo 500. In onore di questa incredibile esperienza, gli ingegneri originali di HRT hanno prodotto una copia quasi identica della famosa moto vincitrice nel 1972, così perfetta che Agostini ha voluto averne una. La moto offerta qui è proprio quella, completa della firma di Agostini sulla carenatura.

Progettata partendo dai disegni originali della 500 GP a 3 cilindri, questa 500 tributo presenta una perfetta replica della forcella Ceriani GP del 1970 ed il tamburo del freno anteriore da 230 millimetri, facendo così modo che il pilota possa rivivere, nel modo più vicino possibile, le sensazioni originali. Altri dettagli includono il sedile stampato in vetroresina con rivestimento in pelle e cerchi a raggi Borrani da 18 pollici. Gli aggiornamenti moderni, come i pneumatici Avon e i carburatori Dell'orto, sono stati utilizzati solo dove non erano più disponibili le parti originali. Accompagnata da una lettera da parte di Agostini che certifica la sua proprietà, la moto offerta qui è un'occasione unita per mettersi in sella con una delle più grandi leggende del nostro tempo.

Alexander Weaver

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