MV AGUSTA 125CC TURISMO RAPIDO

1955-MV-125cc-TR

The 125 TR was produced from 1954-1958 in about 40.000 units. The price varied from 180.000-200.000 Lire depending on the model and year of production. The first examples of the Turismo Rapido (TR) had a fully tubular frame, even at the rear. This feature was soon abandoned. In 1954 the 125 TR was built with box section rear frame components following the pattern established for the other models. The bike was usually painted black with a red fuel tank. Many people felt that the 4-stroke engine had more status than a humble 2-stroke thus MV installed a 125cc single-cilinder 4-stroke engine that generated 6,5 HP at 6,000 rpm. Maximum speed was 90 km/h and with a fuel tank capacity of 12 liters and consumption rate of 2 liters per 100 km, long-distance rides were easily possible.

Engine: Technical Specification (1955)

Cylinders / Cycle: single / 4-stroke
Displacement: 123,6 cc
Bore x stroke: 54 x 54 mm
Compression ratio: 8,5:1
Power / rpm: 6,5 HP / 6,000
Torque / rpm: NA
Cooling: air
Distribution: pushrod
Carburettor: 16 mm carburettor
Ignition: flywheel-magneto
Lubrication: wet sump
Starting: kickstart
Primary drive: gear
Clutch: wet multiple plate clutch
Gearbox: 4 speeds
Final drive: chain

Chassis:

Frame: double cradle tubular and pressed steel frame
Front suspension: telescopic mechanical hydraulic fork
Rear suspension: swingarm with hydraulic shocks
Front brake: 123,5 mm drum
Rear brake:  123,5 mm drum
Front tire: 2.75 x18”
Rear tire: 2.75 x18”
Wheels: spokes
Tank: 12 litres
Length: 1860 mm
Width: 530 mm
Wheelbase: 1285 mm
Weight: 102 Kg

Performance: 90 kph