MV AGUSTA 500cc AGOSTINI 1970- Minichamps
Minichamps (GERMANY) models are the world renowned classic motorcycle models.
These 1:12 fully die cast models are of exceptional quality and detail with many working parts.
New models released regularly but limited stock.
MV Agusta 500cc AGOSTINI 1970
It is very seldom, that a motor bike brand and a racing driver are in such a close relationship as the MV Agusta and Giacomo Agostini. As a reaction to the Honda factory bikes, which dominated the racing scene in the early 60s, in 1964 Conte Domenico Agusta ordered the development of a three-cylinder racing bike. The result was a bike, which was smaller and lighter than the counterparts constructed by the competitors. It had a comparable performance, but offered much better handling. Conte Domenico Agusta allowed the use of this bike under one condition: An Italian had to be the driver. So, Giacomo Agonstini`s triumphal procession started and the name Agusta became a legend. In total, Agostini won 15 World Championships, 7 of them in the 500 cc class on a three-cylinder four-stroke MV Augusta. He also succeeded in 1970, when he rode a factory bike. The 500 cc was equipped with a seven-speed gearbox and the output of 78hp at 12000 rpm allowed a top speed of 260 km/h. The 3-cylinder engine`s bore and stroke of 62 x 55 millimetres resulted in a cubic capacity of 498 cm³. The successful 500 three-cylinder was produced between 1967 and 1972.
87 Parts with 79 Decorations:
27 Mask sprays
25 Tampo prints
17 Free sprays