MV Agusta. It’s a name deeply rooted in motorcycling history, conjuring up visions of epic, fire-engine-red motorcycles hurtling down race tracks across Europe, the most brilliant riders of the day – Surtees, Hailwood, Agostini – bravely pushing them to the limits of their capacity. Over a 14-year period, enthusiast Gary Kohs put together a collection of 71 of the most significant and magnificant MVs ever made. On Aug. 16-18, 2012, at Mecum’s Monterey Auction, you could buy them all. At once.
Wanna buy an MV Agusta? How about 71 at once? Mecum Auctions has lined up what must be the single largest collection of MV Agustas in the world, and all 71 bikes – dating from 1946 to 2007 – are to be sold as a single lot at Mecum’s Monterey Auction August 16-18, 2012.
With the two California Giros coming up (the Motogiro America this summer and the Giro d'California IV this fall), along with another Motogiro USA in Vermont in September, we've had our collective eyes open for something that would make a great Giro ride.