With the scarcity of rare materials in postwar Italy, scooter soonemerged as a popular, affordable, mod of transportation.  MV entered the scooter market at the Milan Trade Fair in 1949, and in 1950, introduced the CSL model ( C Super Lusso). With its tubular and pressed steel step-trough frame and non-stressed body panels, it incorporated a forced air cooling duet that ran down the middle of the footrest platform to provide cooling air to the engine. For better cooling, the engine was equippede with a fan installed on to the magneto flywheeel. Its 2 stroke single-cilinder engine displaced 123CC, and its 6:1 compression ratio helped generate 5 HP to the rear wheel via a 4speed transmission. Production of this model was 2.500 units.

Engine: Technical Specification (1950)

Cylinders / Cycle: single / 2 stroke
Displacement: 123 cc
Bore x stroke: 53 x 56 mm
Compression ratio: 6:1
Power / rpm: 5 HP / 4,800
Torque / rpm: NA
Cooling: air
Distribution: flat piston
Carburettor: 17 mm carburettor
Ignition: flywheel-magneto
Lubrication: 6% mixture
Starting: kickstart
Primary drive: gear
Clutch: wet multiple plate clutch
Gearbox: 4 speeds
Final drive: chain



Frame: tubular and pressed steel step-trough frame
Front suspension: stub axel trailing link
Rear suspension: swingarm with mechanical shock
Front brake: 125 mm drum
Rear brake: 125 mm drum
Front tire: 3.50 x10”
Rear tire: 3.50 x10”
Wheels: disc
Tank: 7 litres
Length: 1970 mm
Width: 690 mm
Wheelbase: 1300 mm
Weight: 88 Kg

Performance: Speed: 80 kph