The America was the final stage in the evolution of the 4-cilinder road-going MV’s. The aesthetics were more aggressive; the seat had a tail cover, the exhaust were black, the 75 HP engine was more powerful ( the displacement went up to 790cc) and it was available with cast alloy wheels. Like the previous models in the serie, it was heavy and was equipped with a shaft drive, this putting sport riding on the back burner. However, the attraction towards this Italian sportsbike was high (540 built), and the remains one of the most significant motorcycles of the decade. At the and of production in 1977, it cost 4.110.000 Lire.

Engine: Technical Specification (1975)

Cylinders / Cycle: 4/4 stroke
Displacement: 789 cc
Bore x stroke: 67 x 56 mm x 4
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Power / rpm: 75 HP / 7,800
Torque / rpm: 5,9 kgm / 7,800
Cooling: air
Distribution: double overhead cam
Carburettor: 26 mm carburettor x 4
Ignition: disstributor
Lubrication: wet sump
Starting: electric
Primary drive: gear
Clutch: wet multiple plate clutch
Gearbox: 5 speeds
Final drive: shaft


Frame: cradle tubular steel frame
Front suspension: telescopic hydraulic fork
Rear suspension: swingarm with mechanical shocks
Front brake: double 280 mm hydraulic discs
Rear brake: 200 mm drum
Front tire: 3.50 x18”
Rear tire: 3.50 x18”
Wheels: spokes
Tank: 24 litres
Length: 2210 mm
Width: 720 mm
Wheelbase: 1390 mm
Weight: 224 Kg

Performance: 215 kph