4630 - Scale 1 : 9
This Cardan-transmission motorcycle, first built in 1950, reached a peak of reliability and competitiveness in 1956 when it adopted chain transmission and a telescopic front fork. The 500 cc 4-cylinder MV Agusta was ridden by the worlds most famous racers - J. Surtees, M. Hailwood, G. Hocking and G. Agostini. Thanks to them this near-unbeatable motorcycle dominated the 500 cc category from 1956 to 1965, winning 9 world titles. It continued competing until 1966 when it was retired to make way for a new, lighter, more manageable 3-cylinder motorcycle.The model, pre-moulded in the original colours and with chrome-plated parts, also
features working suspension and rubber tyres.