It is very seldom, that a motor bike brand and a racing driver are in such a close relationship as the MV Agusta and Giacomo Agostini.
As a reaction to the Honda factory bikes, which dominated the racing scene in the early 60s, in 1964 Conte Domenico Agusta ordered the development of a three-cylinder racing bike. The result was a bike, which was smaller and lighter than the counterparts constructed by the competitors. It had a comparable performance, but offered much better handling.
Conte Domenico Agusta allowed the use of this bike under one condition: An Italian had to be the driver. So, Giacomo Agonstini`s triumphal procession started and the name Agusta became a legend.
In total, Agostini won 15 World Championships, 7 of them in the 500 cc class on a three-cylinder four-stroke MV Augusta. He also succeeded in 1970, when he rode a factory bike. The 500 cc was equipped with a seven-speed gearbox and the output of 78hp at 12000 rpm allowed a top speed of 260 km/h. The 3-cylinder engine`s bore and stroke of 62 x 55 millimetres resulted in a cubic capacity of 498 cm. The successful 500 three-cylinder was produced between 1967 and 1972.
This scale model has the following features
- 87 Parts with 79 Decorations
- 27 Mask sprays
- 25 Tampo prints
- 10 Decals-
17 Free sprays
In 1:12 scale, this metal model has extreme detailing and comes inside a special collectible box. Very rare collectible.
|Dimension (Inch) Approx||9.5 x 4.5 x 6.5|