MV Agusta 250 Turismo Raid

 

 

 

Make Model

MV Agusta 250 Turismo Raid

Year

1957 - 60

Engine

Four stroke, single cylinder, pushrod, 2 valve

Capacity

246 cc / 15.0 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 69 x 66 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression Ratio 7.2:1

Induction

24 mm carburettor

Lubrication Wet sump

Ignition 

Flywheel magneto
Starting Kick

Max Power

8.1 kW /11.0 hp @ 5500 rpm
Clutch Wet multiple plate clutch

Transmission

4 speed
Final Drive Chain
Frame Double cradle tubular and pressed steel

Front Suspension

Telescopic hydraulic fork

Rear Suspension

Swingarm with hydraulic shocks

Front Brakes

200mm Drum

Rear Brakes

200mm Drum

Front Tyre

3.00-19

Rear Tyre

3.25-19
Dimensions
Length: 2040 mm / 80.3 in
Width:   590 mm / 23.2 in
Wheelbase 1340 mm / 52.7 in

Weight

160 Kg / 352 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

17 Litres / 4.5 US gal
 
The “quarter-litre” category was considered a small displacement abroad, but not in Italy, where a 250cc engine was a large capacity engine.
The “Raid” was therefore a pleasant surprise for enthusiasts, however, the level of performance was average and therefore it did not meet great sales success.
The name was selected after a survey with MV dealers.
A“Raid Extra” with higher quality finish and details was also produced.
 

Source glaagusta.org