175 CS Disco Volante

Young people had a strong desire to compete in races on city circuits, using production street bikes imbued with sporty characteristics. The engines and frames were modified to increase the competitiveness of the motorcycles, alowing the talent of the rider to shine. Models 175 CS and 175 CSS were ideal for this treatment, especially in light of their low cost.
The succes of these vehicles prompted MV to build a pure racing motorcycle, the 175 CSS/5V, a machine dubbed “ Squalo” (Shark) for its aggressive appearance.

Engine:  Technical Specification (1954)

Cylinders / Cycle: single / 4 stroke
Displacement: 172,3 cc
Bore x stroke: 59,5 x 62 mm
Compression ratio: 7:1
Power / rpm: 12,5 HP / 6,800
Torque / rpm: NA
Cooling: air
Distribution: single overhead cam
Carburettor: 22 mm carburettor
Ignition: flywheel-magneto
Lubrication: wet sump
Starting: kickstart
Primary drive: gear
Clutch: wet multiple plate clutch
Gearbox: 4 speeds
Final drive: chain



Frame: double cradle tubular and pressed steel frame
Front suspension: telescopic fork “EARLES” and hydr.shocks
Rear suspension: swingarm with hydraulic shocks
Front brake: 180 mm drum
Rear brake: 150 mm drum
Front tire: 2.75x19”
Rear tire: 2.75x19”
Wheels: spokes
Tank: 14 litres
Length: 1895 mm
Width: 620 mm
Wheelbase: 1280 mm
Weight: 110 Kg

Perfromance:  120 kph