MV Agusta 500 Three
|Engine||Four stroke Inline three cylinder|
|Top speed||162 mph (261 km/h)|
|Power||78 hp (58 kW) @ 12000 rpm|
|Transmission||Unit Construction 7-speed|
|Suspension||Front: teledraulic fork|
Rear: Swingarm with hydraulic dampers
|Brakes||Front: Central Drum quad-cam 240 mm|
Rear: Twin-cam 230 mm
|Tires||Front: 3.00 x 18|
Rear: 3.25 x 18
|Weight||118 kg (260 lb) (dry)|
|Fuel capacity||18 Litres|
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.
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.
- Moto MV Agusta Mario Colombo, Roberto Patrignani
- List of Grand Prix motorcycle racing World Champions
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