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1968 MV Agusta 600
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Make:MV Agusta
Model:600
Start Year:1967
End Year:1971
Capacity:592 cc
Bore Stroke:58.0 x 56.0
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:9.3:1
Carburettors:2 Dellorto UB24B BS 4 Option
Cooling:Air Cooled
Gears:5
Transmission:Shaft Drive
Weight:221 Kg (487 lb)
Front Wheel:3.50-18
Rear Wheel:4.00-18
Front Brake:Twin Disc
Rear Brake:Drum
Top Speed:175 Km/h (108 Miles per Hour)
Fuel Consumption:6.50 Litres per 100Km (43 UK Mpg or 36 US Mpg)
Fuel Capacity:17 Litres (3.74 UK Gallons or 4.49 US Gallons)
Number Made:127
Engine Number Range:199-001 - 199-0127
Frame Number Range:MV4C6199-001 - MV4C6199-0135
Notes:MV produced a road-going sports bike based on their very successful 500 GP engine back in 1951 but it was to be 1967 before a road-going 4 cylinder MV was available to the public - for those who could afford it. Count Agusta was determined that no privateer racers would compete on MV machinery and so he deliberately produced a heavy and luxurious 600cc black tourer with shaft drive, car headlight and no less than 3 horns. Despite the Counts plans many were bought to be converted into 500cc race bikes. When the Count died in 1971 the company converted the tourer into a gorgeous red white and blue sports bike with curvaceous tank, and sports seats and guards. 750cc and four carbs gave much better performance and a twin drum brake replaced the cable operated discs. The heavy frame and shaft drive remained. Many owners did the same thing with the result that few 600s have survived.

Article

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

Brochure

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

Test

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
600.zip - 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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