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1955 MV Agusta 125 Turismo Rapido
Make:MV Agusta
Model:125 Turismo Rapido
Summary:After the launch of its first production four- stroke - a 175cc overhead-camshaft unit- construction single - MV followed up in 1954 with the similar - although overhead- valve - Gran Turismo 125. Superseded in 1955 by the Turismo Rapido featuring a revise rear sub frame and a dual-seat in place of its predecessor s sprung saddle the model remained in production until 1957. Like their larger siblings the small MVs were very expensive - at around 200 the Turismo Rapido cost as much as a British 500 - which explains why so few of these the exquisitely engineered little bikes were sold in the UK. The machine was acquired in its current state 12-15 years ago and has not been used since.
Mileage:21434 Km (13231 Miles)
Number of Owners:4
Colour:Black and Red
Location:United Kingdom
Engine Number:608688
Frame Number:608681
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Condition Overall:
Modifications:Added dell Orto fuel filter and venturi. Tank resprayed with original factory livery replaced throttle slide.
Faults:small amount of wear and tear pitted chrome &c.
History:Originally registered in Turin with reg # TO 13 7138 by a Signorio Carlo who was born in Los Angeles 04/11/1909. Auctioned by Bonhams in the UK in the mid-nineties and then changed hands twice before I bought it on in 2006.

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