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MV Agusta 500 Three

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Manufacturer  MV Agusta
Predecessor  350 Three
Class  500cc
Production  1966-1974
Successor  500 Four
MV Agusta 500 Three
Engine  Four stroke Inline three cylinder

MV Agusta 500cc Three is a road racing motorcycle made by MV Agusta to compete in the 500 cc Grand Prix motorcycle racing World Championship. The motorcycle was introduced in 1966 to compete with the ever competitive Honda Racing. The bike was a bored out version of MV Agusta's highly successful 350 cc three cylinder. Its production lasted until 1974.

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Specifications

Both the 500cc and the 350cc Factory race bikes specifications, bore and stroke were veiled in secrecy. When information was leaked, MV Agusta was known to leak disinformation.

Over the passing of years, MV race engineers provided information on 500cc Three cylinder.

  • Bore Stroke: (4-Stroke in-line Three Cylinder 62 X 55 mm X 3 - 497.9 cm)
  • Compression Ratio: 11 : 1
  • Ignition: Coil
  • Clutch: Dry, Multi plate
  • Carburetors: Dell’ Orto MASSI 27A (3)
  • Wheels: Light Alloy, Spoke
  • Oil Tank capacity 3 kg.
  • Race history

    Giacomo Agostini rode the 500 Three to seven consecutive 500cc World Championships Grand Prix motorcycle racing from 1966 to 1972.

    References

    MV Agusta 500 Three Wikipedia


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