Two versions of the 125 “C” were available, Turismo and Sport. The differed in certain equipment. Both were available in bright red or black finish. With the release of this model, MV made what Italians call “un salto di qualita” (a leap forward in quality). The buying public, who flocked to MV Agusta dealers, appreciated this improvement. Sales were strong, allowing MV Agusta to pursue a strong racing program. With significant sales of the road-going motorcycles, the high profile racing team would not have existed.

Engine: Technical Specification (1951)

Cylinders / Cycle: single / 2 stroke
Displacement: 123,5 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: 8% mixture
Starting: kickstart
Primary drive: gear
Clutch: wet multiple plate clutch
Gearbox: 4 speeds
Final drive: chain


Frame: closed tubular steel cradle frame
Front suspension: girder forks
Rear suspension: swingarm with mechanical shocks
Front brake: 130 mm drum
Rear brake: 130 mm drum
Front tire: 2.50 x19”
Rear tire: 2.50 x19”
Wheels: spokes
Tank: 12 litres
Length: 1910 mm
Width: 620 mm
Wheelbase: 1280 mm
Weight: 85 Kg

Performance: 80kph