1975 MV Agusta 350 Ipotesi

HIGH BID: $4,600

Reserve price has not been met.

This auction has ended.


Please Note: This bike is being sold as a static display piece. It does not currently run.

Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

After the death of its founder Count Domenico Agusta in 1971, MV Agusta was placed in a precarious financial position. Between internal labor shortages and external Japanese competition, the company faced some serious obstacles in its efforts to stay afloat.

As such, MV commissioned legendary automotive designer — and founder of Italdesign — Giorgio Giugiaro to pen the striking bike you see before you. Dubbed the 350 Ipotesi (Italian for hypothesis), the bike proved a resounding success when it debuted Milan Motorcycle Show in 1975. The highly geometrical lines were typical of Giugiaro’s automotive design at the time, and the flowing front fairing made for an ideal visual counterpart to the short, upswept tail.

Beyond its aesthetic qualities, the Ipotesi also housed some impressive technical achievements. Fed by dual Dell’Orto carbs, the 350cc air-cooled, four-stroke twin produced 34hp, redlined at 10,000rpm, and topped out just shy of 100mph. Cast magnesium wheels helped keep the bike to a svelte 352lbs, while a set of triple disc brakes ensured that riders had ample stopping power.

This example is VIN: 21601437, Engine #: 2160976. The seller (our friends at Northwest European) acquired the bike from a private collector in December 2022. He reports that it was first imported stateside following a 2019 auction in Paris.

It comes with Registration Certificate #514 from the MV Agusta Historical Registry.

The odometer shows 14,212 kilometers (8,830 miles).

Per the seller: “the bike was sold as a static display bike in 2019. It has been in static storage since. Appears to be complete, but I have not attempted to start the bike. No idea when it was last run.”

The seller believes this Ipotesi to be stock.

Inside of the tank:

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:
“In fair to good condition overall.”

Currently located in Issaquah, Washington, this MV Agusta is offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any 350 Ipotesi stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information


Issaquah, Washington




MV Agusta


350 Ipotesi






Bill of Sale Only

Title State/Country


Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges


Total Bids Placed: 19

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: LazyDay

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
LazyDay March 2, 2023 12:56 pm $4,600 Auto
1313david March 2, 2023 12:56 pm $4,500
LazyDay March 2, 2023 12:56 pm $4,100 Auto
1313david March 2, 2023 12:56 pm $4,000
LazyDay February 28, 2023 8:29 am $3,600
SODO-Moto February 28, 2023 8:29 am $3,500 Auto
SODO-Moto February 28, 2023 8:28 am $3,100
LazyDay February 28, 2023 8:28 am $3,000 Auto
LazyDay February 27, 2023 8:00 pm $2,400 Auto
Christian February 27, 2023 8:00 pm $2,300
LazyDay February 25, 2023 5:48 pm $2,143
sdrcp February 25, 2023 5:48 pm $2,043 Auto
LazyDay February 25, 2023 5:48 pm $2,000
sdrcp February 25, 2023 5:47 pm $1,100 Auto
LazyDay February 25, 2023 5:47 pm $1,000
sdrcp February 25, 2023 3:23 pm $210
SmokinFast February 25, 2023 3:23 pm $110 Auto
SmokinFast February 25, 2023 1:06 pm $101
justinawhile February 25, 2023 6:32 am $1
Auction started February 24, 2023 7:55 am
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