The Germano (Mallard) moped was introduced in 1964 and produced for almost 5 years. This was the first time in company’s history that utilized outside suppliers for a large number of components, including the DKWZundapp sourced engine. This allowed MV to market the new bike as quikly and econimically as possibly. The Sport model was one of the versions built on this platform and had a tubular steel duplex cradle frame and the proportions of a real bike. Other iterations included the Turismo, Gran Turismo, and America. The single cilinder 2-stroke engine generated 1,5 HP enough to coax the 50 kg bike to 40 km/h. Prices were modest too, with a range of 115.000 to 120.000 Lire depending on the version.

ENGINE: Technical Specification (1966)

Cylinders / Cycle: single / 2-stroke
Displacement: 47,7 cc
Bore x stroke: 39 x 40 mm
Compression ratio: 7:1
Power / rpm: 1,5 HP / 5,500
Torque / rpm: NA
Cooling: air
Distribution: flat piston
Carburettor: 17 mm carburettor
Ignition: flywheel magneto
Lubrication: 5% mixture
Starting: kickstart
Primary drive: gear
Clutch: wet multiple plate clutch
Gearbox: 3 speeds
Final drive: chain


Frame: Double cradle and pressed steel beam frame
Front suspension: telescopic fork
Rear suspension: swingarm with telescopics elements
Front brake: 104 mm drum
Rear brake:  104 mm drum
Front tire: 2.00 x18”
Rear tire: 2.00 x18”
Wheels: spokes
Tank: 4 litres
Length: 1770 mm
Width: 670 mm
Wheelbase: 1150 mm
Weight: 50 Kg

Performance: 40 km/h