MV intended thid bike to succeed the popular “Centomila”. Under a few changes in the paint, it was essentially the same bike, complete with 4-speed gearbox. The frame was typical MV; tubular front and pressed steel rear. But it didn’t take long for big changes, both stylitically and mechanically, to turn the 125 GTL into a virtually all-new bike. A 5-speed gearbox was fitted in 1965, and by the end of the decade, a sleeker fueltank and attention to details created a very sporty look with modest mechanicals. With its top speed of 115 kph and a dry weight of 105 kg it was a nimble bike, ideal for both urban and rural roads.

Engine:  Technical Specification (1964)

Cylinders / Cycle: single / 4-stroke
Displacement: 125 cc
Bore x stroke: 50,7 x 49 mm
Compression ratio: 7,5:1
Power / rpm: 10 HP / 6,000
Torque / rpm: NA
Cooling: air
Distribution: pushrod
Carburettor: 20 mm carburettor
Ignition: flywheel magneto
Lubrication: wet sump
Starting: kickstart
Primary drive: gear
Clutch: wet multiple plate clutch
Gearbox: 5 speeds
Final drive: chain


Frame: double cradle tubular and pressed steel frame
Front suspension: telescopic hydraulic fork
Rear suspension: swingarm with hydraulic shocks
Front brake: 123 mm drum
Rear brake:  118 mm drum
Front tire: 2.50 x17”
Rear tire: 2.50 x17”
Wheels: spokes
Tank: 14 litres
Length: 1870 mm
Width: 620 mm
Wheelbase: 1230 mm
Weight: 105 Kg

Performance:  115 kph