Freshing an established design - it’s a concept that has been used for decaders. MV tapped the styling firm of Giugiaro to visually update the popular 350 Twin. With 40 HP on tap, and a chassis that encouraged spirited riding, the “ bones “ of the bike were user friendly. But MV wanted to push the styling envelop, and Giugiaro did just that, with horizontal fins on the side cover and engine echoing the cilinder cooling fins. Within the restyled case were the same components as the prior 350, which was not a bad thing. But MV was fighting financial woes, and the firm closed its doors in 1977, the 350 Ipotesi GT slipped into history,

Engine: Technical Specification (1976)

Cylinders / Cycle: twin / 4-stroke
Displacement: 348,9 cc
Bore x stroke: 63 x 56 mm x 2
Compression ratio: 9.2:1
Power / rpm: 27 HP / 7,600
Torque / rpm: NA
Cooling: air
Distribution: pushrod
Carburettor: 24 mm carburettor x 2
Ignition: electronic
Lubrication: wet sump
Starting: kickstart
Primary drive: gear
Clutch: wet multiple plate clutch
Gearbox: 5 speeds
Final drive: shaft


Frame: single beam tubular steel frame
Front suspension: telescopic hydraulic fork
Rear suspension: swingarm with mechanical shocks
Front brake: double 230 mm hydraulic discs
Rear brake: 200 mm drum
Front tire: 2.75 x18”
Rear tire: 3.25 x18”
Wheels: spokes
Tank: 13 litres
Length: 1970 mm
Width: 620 mm
Wheelbase: 1310 mm
Weight: 160 Kg

Performance: 150 kph