c.1976 MV Agusta 125 Sport Frame no. 21801017 Engine no. 2180869
Lot 258
c.1976 MV Agusta 125 Sport
Frame no. 21801017 Engine no. 2180869
£3,800 - 4,200
US$ 6,200 - 6,900
amended

Lot Details
c.1976 MV Agusta 125 Sport Frame no. 21801017 Engine no. 2180869 c.1976 MV Agusta 125 Sport Frame no. 21801017 Engine no. 2180869 c.1976 MV Agusta 125 Sport Frame no. 21801017 Engine no. 2180869
c.1976 MV Agusta 125 Sport
Frame no. 21801017
Engine no. 2180869
Having commenced motorcycle production late in 1945 with a 98cc two-stroke, Meccanica Verghera (MV) introduced its first production four-strokes, a brace of 175cc singles, at the Milan Show in 1952, the newcomers' advanced overhead-cam, unit-construction engine setting them apart from most of the opposition. The first 125cc production roadster - the Gran Turismo - appeared in 1954 with single-cylinder overhead-valve engine, a format MV's 125 would retain until the end of production in 1977/78. MV's quarter-litre roadster was completely redesigned for 1975, emerging as the beautiful 125 Sport, surely one of the most attractive four-stroke singles ever made. An alloy cylinder barrel and electronic ignition were features of the fashionably styled engine, which produced 14bhp at 8,500rpm, good enough for a top speed of around 75mph. The unit was housed in a very neat, silver finished, duplex cradle frame equipped with Ceriani forks and Scarab front disc brake. A full fairing was an optional extra. This example of one of the original MV company's swan song models is described as in good original condition, benefiting from selective restoration of the cycle parts, and is said to ride perfectly. The machine is offered with Belgian registration papers.

Footnotes

  • Nova
    If purchased by a UK resident, this machine will be subject to a NOVA Declaration, undertaken by Bonhams to facilitate its registration here in the UK via the DVLA.

Saleroom notices

  • The Frame number is 01017.
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