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Post  TinTin on Fri 27 Feb - 22:14

check out this one, raced in the ????-ies?
it seems to be a MV agusta but I forgot what exactly ...
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finally traced the background story...

Post  TinTin on Wed 20 May - 22:31

http://thenewcaferacersociety.blogspot.com/2007/11/not-so-true-story-of-mv-augusta-60cc.html

"This MV Augusta 60cc Monomoto Superleggera is the experimental machine ridden by young wealthy Italian Luiggi Bandini, during practice for the 1954 Milano-Taranto Road Race. Bandini tragically lost control in a misty mountain section, while waving to a pretty spectator. His grief stricken father, Count Enzio Bandini, “The Falcon,” never again permitted anyone to ride or even view this advanced design, and knowledge of its whereabouts faded. Eventually, rumors of this fascinating machine reached the motorcycling bon vivant Todd Fell. On a trip to Naples, Italy, his quest to find it was rewarded at the Bandini country villa, where in 2004, fifty years after the tragic accident, the late Count’s family was persuaded to part with the treasure."

http://acmemotorcycles.com/newsletters/news82007.pdf

Surprisingly, the Monomoto sold for
just $17,500 in DeLand. I can only hope
it was acquired for a museum where
people will get to enjoy this unique
creation.
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Post  650zed on Tue 23 Jun - 18:22

The best point about it, is that there is a place for a passenger on the seat

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