Tuesday, October 09, 2007

1972 MV Agusta 750 Sport wins 2007 Concours d'Elegance event


Peter Calles' 1972 MV Agusta 750 Sport is still winning after all these years...
Pics: Bill Andrews / The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum

MV Agusta may not be winning at the world’s racetracks anymore, but their bikes are still up to the task of handling some of the toughest competition anywhere in the world. Take Peter Calles’ 1972 MV Agusta 750 Sport for example, which recently won the Jim Davis Best in Show trophy, the top prize at the 2007 Concours d'Elegance event, held at The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum on the 6th of this month.

The MV Agusta 750 Sport is a rare machine and Calles says, ‘It took me five years negotiating off and on to buy this bike.’ A resident of Bethesda, Maryland (in the US), Calles has kept his precious MV in pristine, original condition – the bike is usually parked inside the house, in his living room! Which is probably also where the Jim Davis trophy will now live, until the 2008 Concours d'Elegance event takes place next year…

For more pics and the complete list of winners at the 2007 Concours d'Elegance, go to The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum website here.


...and this, the F4 CC, is the MV Agusta we really love. More details here

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The MV 750 is just pure gorgeous. You may like the F4 CC but for me, the 750's lines are just unbeatable. A retro-styled cafe-racer from MV Agusta should be amazing - I'd buy one!

red_mist01 said...

The MV Agusta F4 CC is just divine, the most beautiful bike in the world certainly. The Ducati Desmosedici RR runs it close but the CC manages to stay ahead. After all these years, Tamburini's work still rocks! :-)

Anonymous said...

The 750 Sport is a beautiful machine - so beautiful without being flashy. I know I can never own one but how I wish I could get to ride one of these bikes someday! Would one of your readers be willing to loan their 750 Sport to me for a day? ;-D

James_P said...

you know what, I'm happy living in the times I do. The MV F4 CC is so much better looking than that old crock 750 Sport. Faster & Faster, please stick to writing about new bikes. Leave the old codgers to other websites, thanks very much.

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