MV Agusta Turismo Rapido  




Make Model

MV Agusta Turismo Rapido


1954 - 58


Four stroke, single cylinder, pushrod, 2 valve


123 cc / 7.5 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 54 x 54 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression Ratio 8.5:1


18mm Carburettor
Starting Kick

Max Power

4.8 kW / 6.5 hp @ 6000 rpm


4 Speed

 Final Drive

Frame Double cradle tubular and pressed steel

Front Suspension

Telescopic mechanical and hydraulic fork

Rear Suspension

Swingarm with hydraulic shocks

Front Brakes

123mm Drum

Rear Brakes

123mm Drum

Front Tyre

2 75- 18

Rear Tyre

2.75- 18
Length  1860 mm / 73.2 in
Width    530 mm / 20.8 in
Wheelbase 1285 mm / 50.5 in

Dry Weight

102 kg / 224.8 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

12 Litres / 3.1 US gal

After having produced several 2 stroke 125cc models, in 1954 it was decided to concentrate on 4 stroke engines for the 125cc category as well.
The public was ever more interested in sporty and technologically advanced motorcycles and at Cascina Costa they were ready for a new generation of motors.
The pushrod distribution was traditional, as was the chassis. Several variants were also produced: Extra, Lusso, Extra Lusso and America.