In this latest episode of Jay Leno's Garage, Jay brings out a longtime resident of his personal motorcycle collection, a lovely 1976 MV Agusta 750 America. The bike, which Leno has owned for some 25-plus years, has been dubbed the "Ferrari of motorcycles" by some (including our host) and really achieves the status of motive sculpture.

$6,000 when new – three or four times what most bikes were going for in 1976 – chances are good that the Italian classic could command ten times that (if not more) at auction today. Pricey to ride, then, but if you're merely interested in a sample of the lovely engine note, scroll down to watch the video and push play.



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      Daekwan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Lovely bike and it does sound great. I've always been an MV Augusta fan.. but the real story here is: How cool is Jay Leno? He's a real car guy. A real motorcycle guy. Hell.. he's even a real guy. His enthusiasm, collection and knowledge are endlessly impressive. Its shame more people who are so well off in life, dont share the same passion for their hobbies that he does.
      PDKid
      • 2 Years Ago
      If your sex literally sounds like this, you may want to get that checked out.
      ThinkAboutIt
      • 2 Years Ago
      If that's what sex sounds like to you then you're doing it wrong. Send me your unsatified women.
      Big Squid
      • 2 Years Ago
      Beautiful bike and it sounds wonderful.
      brmintz
      • 2 Years Ago
      ___________ ^bottom of helmet __________ ^bottom of chin
      P54
      • 2 Years Ago
      1968 Honda CB 750 Four, 4 cyl and 4 carbs and 1978 Honda CBX 1000, 6 cyl. and 6 carbs. That is the real good looking classics. The MV Agusta look and sound is nothing to these two bikes.
        Rick
        • 2 Years Ago
        @P54
        I'd have to agree, especially the CB750 Four with individual pipes. The CBX sounded ever so much like a 911 Porsche. The MV sounds great but it's the exclusiveness that stands out.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @P54
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      sfblog
      • 2 Years Ago
      I believe Honda has 3 times more GP wins and Yamaha 2 times more
      justgoawaymad
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hey Jay drop your MV and raise you my 79 CBX with the 6 into 1 winning performance pipe. MMMMM sweet sweet music.
        S.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @justgoawaymad
        I want a CBX only because it sounds so incredible
      Kelly Hatcher
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sounds like my Honda S2000
      Carlos Seoane
      • 2 Years Ago
      Did you notice how his chin hangs OUTSIDE the helmet?? I don't know anybody else with a face like that...
      SloopJohnB
      • 2 Years Ago
      BTW...it sounds just like my 73 Z1 kawasaki. The KAW weighed less (no shaft drive), same HP, more torque. Handled just as well. Same type I4 DOHC 8V engine, 8500 rpm redline but good to 10.5 with right jets and exhausts. 0-60 in 4 seconds...I drove this thing up and down Woodward in Detroit eating muscle cars alive. A '73 in like new condition sold recently for $12K!!! Brand new it was under $2K.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SloopJohnB
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          Xedicon
          • 2 Years Ago
          It does seem a little silly to point out a bike can beat a car, but in his defense I get idiots who pull up next to me all the time wanting to race when I'm on my bike. I never even bother but I can't believe how many people out there think they even have a chance.
        kcroc10077
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SloopJohnB
        My cousin's had a Z1. They lived in rural Virginia and you'd hear the bike coming for miles. Great machine!
      IOMTT
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wonderful blue chip collector bike. It actually does not sound much different than any other inline 4 with normal firing intervals but is very interesting to look at. I believe my collection would start with an RC 30, that bike is truly an aural delight. The CBX is also a sweet sounding bike and visually stunning as the engine overwhelms the rest of the bike. Love the classic bikes and I appreciate those that keep them looking and running good for us to enjoy. Hopefully my 86 CB 700 SC will have the carbs gone through by spring and ready to ride!
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