Thursday, April 23, 2009

MV Agusta Magni 860



Stunning, but what I'm fascinated by is the pipes: how were they formed? If it were today they would most likely be hydroformed, but I don't think that was in general use in 1977. Could they have been drawn over a variable mandrel or stamped in two halves and welded maybe...?

Love the head design too.

Bike EXIF

4 comments:

Giannis said...

cast process...

Dan said...

I guess it's possible, but unlikely I think. I've not yet been able to find more info with some brief searching

Gary Inman and Ben Part said...

nope, they're hand-rolled from sheet. Typical MV
BP

Dan said...

hand rolled? I'd believe that from MV, I'll be keeping an eye out if I ever see one.