MV Agusta ramped up mass production with the 125 “C” model, with a run of approximately 20.000 units built. From its all-new pressed and tubular steel frame and new 2-stroke engine to its 4-speed gearbox, it was a popular lightweight motorcycle that strengthened MV’s place in the market. While the front suspension retained its Girder fork construction, the rear suspension utilized a swing-arm with mechanical shocks configuration, a modern touch. Its 5 HP could urge the Turismo “C” to a top speed of 51 mph, and the parcel rack above the rear fender was an ideal place to strap down valuables. The 125 Turismo was sold for 228.000 Lire ($365) new.

Engine: Technical Specification (1950)

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: 6% 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