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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Seeing the MV Agusta scooter existences

If we talking about the scooters certainly can not be separated from the Italian. Yes, from this pizza country where was the scooter cultures began which then spread throughout the world till todays. But not only the Italian companies like Piaggio or Innocenti made scooters, apparently there are still many other manufacturers in the country also ever been made the scooters shortly after the second world war ended.
1949 MV Agusta 125 'A.' (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2B2K0Gj)
Noted that there are several Italian manufacturers who have made scooters in the past such as, Ducati who had made beautiful scooters Ducati Brio, then there was Teodoro Carnielli&Co made the thin-bodied scooters named Carnielli Vittoria Type 65, then there's the Rumi 'Ant' Formichino from Moto Rumi, etc.
1949 MV Agusta 125 'B.' (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2VEAnr8)
Well, on this occasion we will discuss another Italian manufacturer named MV Agusta. Meanwhile, if we talk about this company we will immediately imagine a row of neat motorcycles with exotic designs. That's natural, because what is known by the world's two-wheeled fans about the products coming from these manufacturers were the kind-of-motorcycles such as, MV Agusta F3, Brutale, Rivale, until MV Agusta F4.
1950 MV Agusta 125 CSL. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2M5CG34)
But make no mistake, the Agusta aeronautics company which was founded by Count Giovanni Agusta, a Sicilian aristocrat with a passion for flying machines on 1907 in Italy has ever been made the scooters too! Due to the situation in the time so it had to swerve to stay in alive. Like most other Italian manufacturers who experienced difficult times shortly after the second world war was over.
1951 MV Agusta 125 'Ovunque.' (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2IJe9ii)
As a consequence of the war which then forbade Italy to produce any aircrafts thus forcing the aviation industries like Agusta, Piaggio and other should be diversify their businesses. In an effort to maintain their business continuity, then some of them anticipated by trying to make affordable light transportation rides such the scooters pioneered by Piaggio and Innocenti..
1951 MV Agusta 150 CGT. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2IJF7pV)
Then those Milan-based aviation company created the 'Meccaniche Verghera' brand in February 12, 1945 to mark its business diversification efforts. The result, in 1946 they managed to make a 125cc 2-stroke motorcycle model which was originally going to be named the 'Vespa,' but because the name had been registered by Piaggio previously for the name of its scooter production results, then the motorcycle was given the name of 'MV 98.'

Then to enlarge the company's profit margins and also to meet public expectations in the time was being crowdeed with the scooter demand, then in 1949 they made the first scooter model named MV Agusta 125 'A' continued by the launch of the MV Agusta 125 'B.' Both scooters use a 2-stroke, 125 cc engine combined with a  4 speed manual transmission system.
1952 MV Agusta 125 CGT. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2M6YawC)
In the 1950s, the company also launched the CSL (C Super Lusso) scooter models. With a tubular step-trough frame and pressed steel and body panels that are not compressed, it combines a forced air cooling duet that flows in the center of the footing platform to provide cooling air to the engine. This scooter uses a 2 stroke single-cilinder engine displaced 123cc, and its 6:1 compression ratio helped generate 5 hp to the rear wheel via a 4-speed manual transmission. Production of this model was 2,500 units.

And then there is also the production of the CGT model which uses 2 engine options of 125 cc and 150 cc which are also combined with a 4 speed manual transmission system. And approximately 1.000 units were produced.

1960 MV Agusta 150 Chicco. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/31caMGR)
And the most famous MV Agusta's production scooter is MV Agusta Chicco which producted in circa 1960 to 1963. Within a span of three years, the company produced the Chicco scooters only 3,131 units.

Its curved design is very similar to the classic Vespa scooter. It uses a two-stroke engine with 155cc cubication combined with a four-speed manual transmission system. This scooter can be brought speeding up to a maximum speed of 75 kph.
Rare photo of the MV Agusta 'BIK' scooter, a one-piece pressed steel machine as far as we know. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2VAbHji)
As we all seen today, in fact the Chicco is the last scooter made by MV Agusta. But according to a number of sources that are worthy to be trusted, actually the company was also preparing a new scooter as a continuation of Chicco and denominated 'BIK.' It also said the scooter uses a 4 stroke 165 cc engine with semi-hydraulic tappets. Unfortunately, it was never made and the scooter never to be seen again since then.
Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of two-wheeled monster and stay alive with the true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WIKIPEDIA | MV AGUSTA | MV AGUSTA OLD-TIMERS | THE BIKE MUSEUM | SCOOTERLAB | ARTCURIAL]
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