Wednesday, August 17, 2011

MV Agusta 350 Bialbero - Agostinis baby

The MV Agusta Bialbero debuted in 1965 at the Grand Prix of Germany where it earned its first victory. Piloted by the legendary Giacomo Agostini, the win was a portent of things to come.Under the riding talents of Agostini and the engineering brilliance of Agusta the Bialbero went on to earn 4 Manufacturer's World Championships, 3 Italian Championships, and a total of 39 Grand Prix wins.The 348cc air-cooled 3-cylinder, 4-stroke engine had a compression ratio of 11:1, producing 68 hp at 14,000 rpm. Top speed was reported as 250 kph (155 mph)

The race bike was brought to a stop by a 225mm front drum brake (a 180mm rear drum). The Bialbero's weight was a lithe 116 Kg (255 pounds).