Thursday, 10 June 2010

Flying Saucer

Most Italian blokes I've met who are into bikes and grew up in the '50s or '60s have all said that the one motorcycle they lusted after as teenagers was the MV Agusta Disco Volante 175cc. Disco Volante is Italian for flying saucer, and one look at that outrageously shaped fuel tank explains all. CSS overhead camshaft motor was rorty and fast, Earles forks were produced only on the 1954 Disco Volante models. Not particularly rare but very desirable nonetheless. Nice job Nedo!!

1 comment:

matt@machine said...

the shapes on those old mv and ducati tanks for that matter were so beautiful