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Classic MV Agusta

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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:16.00 Litres per 100Km (18 UK Mpg or 15 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.