MV Agusta 600

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Through­out the MV Agusta com­mu­nity the 600 is af­fec­tion­ately known as the “ugly duck­ling,” or by the com­mon An­glo-saxon ap­pel­la­tion, the “black pig.” Only 127 ex­em­plars were built be­tween 1967 and the be­gin­ning of the 70s, and all in black, with the ex­cep­tion of one in blue and one in yel­low (although un­con­firmed sources also speak of one in red). The lack of ap­pre­ci­a­tion for its es­thetic qual­i­ties and for its low per­for­mance, given the po­ten­tial of the en­gine, led many en­thu­si­asts to mod­ify the me­chan­ics and es­thet­ics, re­sult­ing in prized “spe­cials.”

Many own­ers of the 600 mod­i­fied their bikes to re­sem­ble the 750, with the re­sult that to­day very few 600s re­main in orig­i­nal con­di­tion. It still re­mains a pleas­ant bike of­fer­ing a re­laxed ride, of­fer­ing an of­fi­cial 60 cv at 8,000 rev/min and a net weight of over 485 lbs.

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