What do you do if you want an MV Agusta 500 3 cylinder GP bike, like one of those raced back in the 1950s and 60s? I have no idea how many survive these days, probably not very many, however, if you’re Jean-Luc Borgetto, you just head out to your shop and build one.
What he built is actually his interpretation of an original. Putting together the custom frame was step one but where do you find a 3 cylinder engine? Well, how about a Yamaha R6? Too many cylinders you say? No problem, just remove one then fab up your own gear drive for the cams.
This kind of workmanship just leaves me a little slack jawed. I continue to marvel at what some builders can put together when they have an idea, time and no shortage of skill. Absolutely beautiful!
Thanks for the tip, Aaron!
UPDATE: Jean-Luc Borgetto stopped by and pointed to his own site which I didn’t have the address for when I first wrote this. So check it out! Thanks, Jean-Luc!
Another photo below: