1960 MV Agusta 125 Gran Turismo

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1960 MV Agusta 125 Gran Turismo

Country: Italy
Engine: Air-cooled, single cylinder, 4-stroke
Ignition: Battery and coil
Power Rating: 7.5bhp @ 6,500rpm
Bore x Stroke: 54mm x 54mm
Displacement: 123cc
Valves: Overhead, pushrod activated
Fuel System: Dell’Orto carburetor
Transmission: 4-speed
Suspension: Front telescopic forks, rear twin shock
Brakes: Front and rear drum
Weight: 226lb
Top speed: 60mph

Using one basic model, MV would make many variations from touring to a production racer, and name them accordingly. Turismo, Lusso, Rapido, Extra and Sport are but a few. This handsome 125 sports styled machine is a “Grand Turismo” or “Great Tourer.” To own a 4-stroke powered bike, irrespective of the capacity, was prestigious in postwar Italy.

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