1957 MV Agusta 250 Raid ‘Disco Volante’ special


The MV 250 Raid was produced between 1956 and 1962. It was a variant of MV’s ‘everyday’ 250 model, but just 800 Raid models left the Casina Costa (near Milan) factory. It was powered by a single-cylinder, two-valve pushrod 4-stroke with a 22mm Dell’Orto carb and it made 19hp.

The MV on sale here was prepared by Vigna, a well-known MV dealer. As is noted on the bike’s MV Agusta registry document, it was inspired by the MV 175 CS ‘Disco Volante’ (Flying Saucer) of 1954. That 175 had a fuel tank which was heavily flared at the bottom (a feature repeated on the later 4-cyl MV 750 Sport) and so was nicknamed ‘Disco Volante’.

The supersport 175 version – the CSS – also had Earls fork front suspension, a feature also found on the 250 here. This MV also has a one-into-two silencer system, a bikini fairing and screen, and a humped seat from an MV 750 Sport. This rare and unusual machine is presented in immaculate restored condition.

Sold For £12,000

Auction The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show February 2016
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lot details

Lot Number 216
Registration Number Italian Registered
Chassis Number 250 621
Year 1957
Make MV Agusta
Model 250 Raid Disco Volante special

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