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1953 MV Agusta 125 Monoalbero Corsa
MV Agusta 125 Monoalbero Corsa MV Agusta 125 Monoalbero Corsa MV Agusta 125 Monoalbero Corsa MV Agusta 125 Monoalbero Corsa MV Agusta 125 Monoalbero Corsa MV Agusta 125 Monoalbero Corsa MV Agusta 125 Monoalbero Corsa MV Agusta 125 Monoalbero Corsa MV Agusta 125 Monoalbero Corsa MV Agusta 125 Monoalbero Corsa MV Agusta 125 Monoalbero Corsa
Make:MV Agusta
Model:125 Monoalbero Corsa
Start Year:1952
End Year:1956
Capacity:123 cc
Bore Stroke:53mm x 56mm
Engine Configuration:Single
Number of Cylinders:1
Engine Type:Four Stroke
Valves Per Cylinder:2
Valve Operation:Single Overhead Camshaft
Power:16 Kw (21.5 Bhp or 21.8 Ps) @ 10,500 rpm
Compression Ratio:9.2:1
Carburettors:DellOrto SS 27 A
Cooling:Air Cooled
Gears:4
Transmission:Chain Drive
Weight:75 Kg (165 lb)
Front Wheel:1.75 x 19
Rear Wheel:2.25 x 19
Front Brake:Drum
Rear Brake:Drum
Top Speed:150 Km/h (93 Miles per Hour)
Fuel Capacity:14 Litres (3.08 UK Gallons or 3.7 US Gallons)
Number Made:400
Engine Number Range:150001- 1500400
Frame Number Range:150001- 1500400
Notes:MV Agusta won the first of its 37 grand prixtitles in 1952 when Cecil Sandford won the 125ccworld championship. At the time their Italian market customers were more interested in roadraces such as the Moto Giro and Milano-Taranto for motorcycles of up to 175cc equiped with lights and road equipment. Rules for these events did not allow twin overhead cam engines so MV produced this single ohc version which was otherwise identical to their GP winner. Around 400 were sold to private racers who discarded the kickstart and lights and raced at events from local street racing to top level GPs. These bikes were still winning races 10 years later.

Article

125 Racer.zip - 579 K
Classic Bike, January 2003.

Photo

125 monoalbero.jpg - 114 K
Drawing

Test

125cc ex-works.zip - 489 K
Classic Bike, June 1981.

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