The four-cylinder Italian Superbike was one of only two Boxers imported into Britain before the model's name was changed back to 'Monza' due to complaints from a car company whose 'Boxer' sports car had prior claim to the name.
The culmination of MV Agusta's four-cylinder machine, the Boxer was a stretched version of the company's 750S America motorcycle, powered by an 832cc engine and featuring as standard cast-alloy wheels, triple Brembo disc brakes and a fairing.
It was the fastest motorcycle of its day, with a recorded 144mph top speed, as well as the most expensive. This example was loaned by Augusta Concessionaires in the UK to Phil Read, seven-time World Motorcycle Grand Prix Champion and former factory rider, who said of the machine: "since riding the MV on a closed circuit in comparison with other road bikes, I've discovered what a superlative sports motorcycle it is."
The Boxer, which has covered just 11, 602 miles from new was bought by the current owner in 2022. The previous owner had owned it since 2009 during which time it has been museum stored in a temperature-controlled environment. Presented in generally excellent condition, this beautiful Boxer represents a possibly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the MV collector.
The current owner had a full service, new tyres and a half fairing fitted by Meccanica Verghera ltd (the Kays) in June 2022. Agostini signed the tank at the Stafford show in October 2022. The bike comes complete with the original full fairing (the screen is unfortunatly cracked) and the original switch gear. It is being sold due to being too heavy for the current owner.
An A4 folder containing additional documentation such as MOT’s, old style registration documents and a copy of the Superbike magazine from 1978 containing a road test of the bike from Phil Read will also be included.
Its one of only 2 MV Boxers imported into the UK