When Cycle Worl magazine tested ( March 1968 ) the 600 Roadster Four, it sais that it was “perhaps the premier roadster of the world”. With its air cooled 600cc, four cilinder, 4-stroke engine, it was a cross-continent capable machine that was world-class. With a five-speed gearbox and a shaft-drive configuration, smoothness was a given. Rated at 52 HP at 8000 rpm, it could touch 165 km/h. Th 600 Roadster Four was one of the few MV’s sold in America. It was produced from 1968 to 1970 in 127 units. The price of 1.160.000,00 Lire was rather high and only well-to-do-customers could afford it.

Engine: Technical Specification (1968)

Cylinders / Cycle: 4 / 4-stroke
Displacement: 591,5 cc
Bore x stroke: 58 x 56 mm x 4
Compression ratio: 9,2:1
Power / rpm: 52 HP / 8,000
Torque / rpm: NA
Cooling: air
Distribution: double overhead cam
Carburettor: 24 mm carburettor x 2 (later models 4)
Ignition: distributor
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 hydraulic shocks
Front brake: double 216mm mechanical discs
Rear brake:  200 mm drum
Front tire: 3.50 x18”
Rear tire: 4.00 x18”
Wheels: spokes
Tank: 20 litres
Length: 2210 mm
Width: 620 mm
Wheelbase: 1390 mm
Weight: 224 Kg

Performance:  165 kph