MV Agusta 1959 Tevere 235cc 1 cyl ohv Frame MV T*235055* Engine MV-T-235387
When the Tevere 235 was unveiled in 1959, MV certainly had in mind, the more is better.
Based on the popular 175 AB engine, the Tevere 235 used a larger displacement in an attempt to appeal to buyers wanting more power than the 175 could deliver.
The Tevere 235’s 4-stroke OHV pushrod engine used the same stroke as the smaller powerplant, but the bore was increased.
The resulting 13 HP could move the Tevere 235 to a top speed of 110 km/h.
Visual differences between the 175 AB and the Tevere were minimal: a box that hid the battery and air filter, and an upper engine breather pipe.
Unfortunately for MV, this approach to “more” didn’t work, as most buyers wanting to step up from the 175 didn’t want a bike that looked like the one they just had.
Instead, they opted for the 250cc Raid. Soft sales for the Tevere 235 doomed the bike to a life span of only 2 years and makes it therefore a very rare and collectable bike.
This 1959 MV Tevere has been restored to a high standard and is in very nice condition.
Single cylinder / OHV 4-stroke
Displacement: 231,7 cc
Bore x stroke: 69 x 62 mm
Power / rpm: 13 HP / 6.200
Top speed 110 km/h 69