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.
|Auction||The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show February 2016|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Registration Number||Italian Registered|
|Chassis Number||250 621|
|Model||250 Raid Disco Volante special|
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