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1968 MV Agusta 600
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Make:MV Agusta
Start Year:1967
End Year:1969
Capacity:600 cc
Bore Stroke:58x46
Engine Configuration:Inline
Number of Cylinders:4
Engine Type:Four Stroke
Valves Per Cylinder:2
Valve Operation:Double Overhead Camshaft
Power:37 Kw (49.6 Bhp or 50.3 Ps) @ 8200 rpm
Compression Ratio:9.31:1
Carburettors:2 or 4 Dellorto UB24
Cooling:Air Cooled
Transmission:Shaft Drive
Weight:221 Kg (487 lb)
Front Wheel:350x18
Rear Wheel:350x18
Front Brake:Twin Disc
Rear Brake:Drum
Top Speed:160 Km/h (99 Miles per Hour)
Fuel Consumption:9.99 Litres per 100Km (28 UK Mpg or 24 US Mpg)
Fuel Capacity:14 Litres (3.08 UK Gallons or 3.7 US Gallons)
Number Made:135
Engine Number Range:199001-199135
Frame Number Range:MV4C6 199001-199135
Notes:Based on MV s successful 1950s race engine the 600 was far from the sporting machine that the public expected. It was in fact a very smooth, fast, comfortable and competent tourer let down only by the poor cable operated disk front brakes. Quirky or, to many, ugly looks meant that the 600 didnt attract many buyers. Some were converted into 500cc racers but many were updated to 750s configuration so that few original bikes remain and are deservedly sought after today.


Article - Moto Legende November 1994.pdf - 5135 K
Moto Legende Nov 1994 article on 600 and 750 sport


600 Brochure.pdf - 395 K
Original factory 2 page brochure. - 189 K
MV38a copy.jpg - 114 K
Early french brochure showing Prototype


RoadTest600.pdf - 1109 K
Streetbike Aug 1991 road test of Kim Bonython's yellow 600.
CM96600Test.pdf - 800 K
Classic Motorcycle 1966 Beautifully Ugly
CW68600Test.pdf - 4620 K
Cycle World March 1968
CB85Red600.pdf - 3044 K
Classic Motorcycle 1985 Dave kays late model 600 - 514 K
The Classic MotorCycle, June 1985. Test of red, drum brake 600.
Test - Cycle April 1968.pdf - 4514 K
Cycle April 1968 Road Impressions
Comparison with other four-cylinder MVs - Moto Legende November 1994.pdf - 7350 K
Moto Legende nov 1994 Ride impressions of 600 and 750 Sport

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