MV Agusta


It could be the late surge of summer this September or the rapidly growing awareness of our own mortality here at Influx towers, but we’ve been seriously thinking of late that it might be the right time to by a ridiculously impractical piece of automotive machinery.

And with that in mind, we’ve been seriously drawn to a certain brand of motorbike that we rarely see these days: MV Agusta.

It’s the sort of brand that evokes a lot of passion: launched just after the war by a bunch of Italian noblemen, they made truly beautiful caff-style machines through the fifties and sixties.

The 350 from 1961 was perhaps the apogee of MV bike’s lithe prettiness.

In the seventies, like a lot of Italian bike brands, they seemed to turn their aesthetic in the direction of muscle, particularly with the stripey-tanked 750 S model (top).

We are currently coveting the latter. Can anyone do us a good price?