1978 MAGNI MV 861cc

Classic Bike (UK) - - EVENT -

Ar­turo Magni be­gan his ca­reer in Gil­era’s rac­ing depart­ment back in 1947. He moved to MV Agusta’s new race shop in 1950 and over­saw more than 3000 race wins for the Gal­larate con­cern. When MV quit rac­ing, Magni set up on his own – with the bless­ing of MV – to pro­duce spe­cial, re-en­gi­neered Mv-based ma­chines draw­ing on his rac­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. In the ’80s, he di­ver­si­fied into re­work­ing Honda, BMW and Moto Guzzibased ma­chines, but it is his Mv-based mod­els that re­main the most sought af­ter.

Reg­is­tered in Ger­many, this bike comes with all the trade­mark fea­tures of a Mag­n­i­mod­i­fied MV. There’s a Magni frame, chain drive con­ver­sion and 861cc big-bore kit for the MV Agusta four-cylin­der en­gine, Ce­ri­ani forks and twin Fon­tana twin-lead­ing-shoe brake at the front.

De­scribed as be­ing in great con­di­tion, its es­ti­mate is £60,000-80,000.

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