This Cardan-transmission motorcycle, first built in 1950, reached a peak of reliability and competitiveness in 1956 when it adopted chain transmission and a telescopic front fork. The 500 cc 4-cylinder MV Agusta was ridden by the world's most famous racers - J. Surtees, M. Hailwood, G. Hocking and G. Agostini. Thanks to them this near-unbeatable motorcycle dominated the 500 cc category from 1956 to 1965, winning 9 world titles. It continued competing until 1966 when it was retired to make way for a new, lighter, more manageable 3-cylinder motorcycle. The model, pre-molded in the original colors and with chrome-plated parts, also features working suspension and rubber tires.