Every now and then some really interesting bikes come up for sale all at the same time and two current examples exhibit a striking contrast in what could be termed “timeless” and “period” design, those that look good over many years no matter what the present styles may be and some that need to be considered in the perspective of their own time.
The bike featured here is an MV Agusta 750S, well, a clone of a 750S, actually, but one helluva bike nonetheless. It’s changed hands in Europe over the years and was, for a time, owned by John Surtees, according to the listing. In my eyes, this bike needs no excuse, it’s just plain beautiful. Heck, the engine itself is a work of art. The contrast to the previous bike, the Von Dutch Moto Guzzi custom, is huge, and is a stunning example of timeless versus period designs.
I can appreciate a wide variety of styles, even if a particular example isn’t something I personally find perfect or appealing to my taste, while many of the comments here, when viewing some bikes, often take on the “I think it’s ugly, therefore it IS ugly” point of view. There are probably some readers who won’t like this MV Agusta, either.
Remember guys, this isn’t politics, it’s OK to see some good in a wide variety of bikes. Open your eyes and minds to styles and designs you personally might not find beautiful.
So, what other examples of timeless and period design do you have?
UPDATE: A little extra information on this particular bike. It seems in France the MV 750S could not be homologated so they would ID them as 600s, and several of those exist. The current owner calls it a clone because he does not have documentation to confirm this bike was one of those pseudo 600s, but if so, this bike may be a true 750S. Considering it was once owned by John Surtees, lends credence to that possibility. Could be a bargain.
Sold for: $68,355.00
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