13 Aug 2011

MV Agusta 350-4

Following a special request from one of my most faithful readers, Luc Charlier, who must have noticed my comment on this, the noisiest (and one of the fastest) bikes at the recent Coyote Days classic bike meeting in France, here are a couple of pics and and access to sound bites of this fabulous machine, ridden by all kinds of great riders, including naturally Agostini, but also John Surtees, Mike (the bike) Hailwood, Gary Hocking and several others.

The first picture is by me and from this meeting (see two posts back on this blog).


I have tried to copy here some sound clips of the MV4 (or 3) but it doesn't seem to work. But if you want to hear them, here is the place to go. Look for the Surtees, Hocking or Agostini entries in particular, with the MV Agusta. Lots of other joyful sounds here too.
http://www.vintagebike.co.uk/galleries/sounds.php
 
And here are a couple more pictures of one of these machines (a more recent one judging by the disc brakes on the front and the wheels), this time by Phil Aynsley, and one of them with Giacomo Agostini on board.