For more robust commercial needs, MV released the 235CC Trasporto Tevere 1n 1959. Like his little brother, the Centauro it employed a conventional layout, with the operator sitting out elements in the front, and a sizable bed behind. Acces to the 4-stroke, single cilinder, 10 HP engine was straight forward - simply lift the hinged seat. The Tevere’s load capacity was upgraded from the “Centauro” as well; teh Tevere could handle 520kg. While the front suspension was pretty much standard MV motorcycle - meaning a fork design with hydraulic shocks. The rear suspension was a live axle and a pair of longitudinal leaf springs. Due to the engine’s enclosed design, a fan forcing air over the engine handled cooling. The price for all aof this cargo carrying was 470.000 Lire. Vehicles like this are still in use in Italy today.

Engine: Technical Specification (1959)

Cylinders / Cycle: single / 4 stroke
Displacement: 231,7 cc
Bore x stroke: 69 x 62 mm
Compression ratio: 6,5 :1
Power / rpm: 10 HP / 5,500
Torque / rpm: NA
Cooling: forced air with fan
Distribution: push rod
Carburettor: 22 mm carburettor
Ignition: flywheel-magneto
Lubrication: wet sump
Starting: kickstart
Primary drive: gear
Clutch: wet multiple plate clutch
Gearbox: 4 speeds + reverse + underdrive
Final drive: shaft


Frame: pressed and tubular frame
Front suspension: leading links and telehydraulic shocks
Rear suspension: leaf spring
Front brake: 178 mm mechanical drum
Rear brake: 180 mm hydraulic drum
Front tire: 5,00 x10”
Rear tire: 5,00 x10”
Wheels: disc
Tank: 15 litres
Wheelbase: 1936 mm
Weight: 380 Kg
Load capacity: 700 kg

Performance: 55 kph