MV Agusta 750S. The Holy Grail?

MV Agusta 750S. The Holy Grail? The MV Agusta 750S has proved itself to be a great candidate as one of the holy grails of the vintage motorcycle collecting world. Yes the Laverda SFC is beginning to give it a run for its money and the Ducati Green Frame has always been a bit further ahead, agreed. However, these MVs are finding their new homes right next to Ducati Green Frames, Ferrari F40s, Ferrari GTOs, Bugattis and other exotica. Which MV Agusta should classic car owners make room for in their stable, if they really want the greatest profits in the coming decade?

Super late MV750S LHS
The Holy Grail of classic motorcycle investment that will deliver immense profits for its next owner.

The problem with MVs is that most are not genuine, but let’s just talk about the genuine machines for now. The holy grail is one of the three prototype MV Agusta 750S with a rear disc brake built by the factory. There are plenty of copies and fakes of these three particular pieces, so you need to know that yours is genuine. If you can locate one of the originals then you have guaranteed yourself a seven figure profit over the coming decade. If you do have one of these missing machines, then you will have to have it authenticated beyond a shadow of a doubt. We have seen numerous fakes and bitsas throughout the world and a genuine one is almost impossible to find.

In 1975 the factory decided to up their game, as the 750S was coming up to its fifth year of production. A pair of Scarab front disc brakes had replaced the original twin leading shoe drum brakes up front. Carbs had expanded in size, but very little else had changed over those four years of production. MV decided that they needed to increase braking power and for their machine to look a little more in keeping with the competition from Japan. They decided that the 750S would have a disc rear brake, to replace the drum, for the 1976 model. An operation not so straight forward as would appear and complicated by the shaft drive. It meant changes to the frame, rear hub, brake lever and other fiddly new components would have to be fabricated from scratch.

Rear disc

Three of these prototypes were hand built by the factory and fitted with Brembo discs all round, rather than Scarabs or Lockheeds. They were used by the factory, as the component you need the most experience with on the road while developing new parts is brakes. These three machines were rapidly shelved and sold to the public. The management decided to ditch the idea in favour of redesigning the 750S completely. They squared off all of those beautiful curves, wrapped a full fairing around that gorgeous sandcast motor and called it the America. In their wisdom they retained the drum brake, although the disc rear brake did make an appearance on some of the Americas. 

Rare late MV750 RHS

These three prototypes have long since disappeared with one or more maybe having been destroyed, or raced or even had an engine swap. Finding one will deliver an incredible return for an MV Agusta investor. This is one of the pinnacles of vintage motorcycle investment. One appears to have been uncovered but it has not yet been checked out. If this proves to be the machine in question, then whoever acquires this piece and holds onto it for the next decade will certainly be enjoying seven figure tax-free profits.

If you are interested in exploring this motorcycle, or in acquiring investment grade vintage motorcycles, then call The Motorcycle Broker by going to the website and registering your interest. 

Paul Jayson

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