MV was never shy about releasing various iterations of a specific model motorcycle, and the 125 Turismo Rapido was no exeption. With its advanced lubrication system, MV was confident enough to rename the TREL ( Turismo Rapido Extra Lusso) the “ Centimila”  (One-Hunderd-Thousand), referring to the expected longevity and reliability. With its 4-stroke, single cilinder, 125cc engine, blazing speed was not part of the equation. A top speed of 95 kph meant that the long-distance traveling on  the highway probably wasn’t in the cards. Yet it was a popular bike, wwich 14,105 units built. MV released the R.A. and E.L. models before production stopped in 1963.

Engine: Technical Specification (1960)

Cylinders / Cycle: single / 4-stroke
Displacement: 123,6 cc
Bore x stroke: 53 x 56 mm
Compression ratio: 7:1
Power / rpm: 6,5 HP / 5,800
Torque / rpm: NA
Cooling: air
Distribution: pushrod
Carburettor: 18 mm carburettor
Ignition: flywheel-magneto
Lubrication: wet sump
Starting: kickstart
Primary drive: gear
Clutch: wet multiple plate clutch
Gearbox: 4 speeds
Final drive: chain


Frame: double cradle tubular and pressed steel frame
Front suspension: telescopic mechanical hydraulic fork
Rear suspension: swingarm with hydraulic shocks
Front brake: 150 mm drum
Rear brake:  123,5 mm drum
Front tire: 2.75 x18”
Rear tire: 2.75 x18”
Wheels: spokes
Tank: 13 litres
Length: 1900 mm
Width: 620 mm
Wheelbase: 1285 mm
Weight: 102 Kg

Performance:  95 kph