MV Agusta 125 SOHC

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MV Agusta 125 Sohc
MV Agusta 125 Sohc.JPG
Manufacturer MV Agusta
Production 1953-1956
Class 126
Engine Four stroke, single cylinder, double over head camshaft
Top speed 93 mph (150 km/h)
Power 16 hp (12 kW) @ 10,300 rpm
Transmission Unit Construction 4-speed
Suspension Front: Telescopic fork with central hydraulic damper
Rear: Swingarm with hydraulic dampers
Brakes Front: Central Drum 180 mm
Rear: Central Durm 150 mm
Tires Front: 2.00 x 19
Rear: 2.50 X 19
Wheelbase 1250 mm
Weight 75 kg (165 lb) (dry)
Fuel capacity 14 l (3.7 US gal)

The MV Agusta 125 SOHC was a motorcycle produced by MV Agusta as a "Catalog" racer for the public in 1953. Privateer racers could purchase this race bike and could be highly competitive with a machine that was very similar to MV Agusta's works built motorcycles. The motorcycle was a considerable success and remained in production until 1956.[1]


125cc Sohc engine
  • Bore Stroke: (4-stroke Single cylinder 53 X 56 - 123.5 cm)
  • Compression Ratio: 9.2 : 1
  • Ignition: Magnito
  • Clutch: Wet, Multi plate
  • Carburetors: Dell’ Orto SS 27A
  • Wheels: Light Alloy, Wire spoke. Front: 1.75 X 19” Rear: 2.25 X 19”
  • Oil Tank capacity: 2 kg.
  • Transmission: Geared Primary, Final Drive. Chain
  • Valve Configuration: Inclined overhead
  • Lubrication: Geared Pressure pump


In 1953 many racers adopted the dustbin fairing design on the MV 125 Dohc. The dustbin was a very large fairing that was built with air flow in mind. In 1957 the dustbin fairing was abolished due to riders being injured when strong crosswinds literally blew the racers off the track.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Moto MV Agusta Mario Colombo, Roberto Patrignani. Giorgio Nada Editore Publications - Italy