MV Agusta 1965 150GT 150cc 1 cyl ohv frame # MVGT*654471* Engine # MV-GT-872303
MV was not pleased with revising the 125, so they brought out a new lightweight 150cc.
The engine was a bored out descendant of the existing 125cc engine.
In 1959, the Italian Highway Code was revised, prohibiting motorcycles with a displacement less then 150cc from using the highway.
MV answered the challenge in 1959 by making a motorcycle that dispaced 150,1cc.
With its duplex cradle frame built up from tubes and pressed steel, a fuel tank that bid the top of the cilinder, and a dual seat, it closely resembled the “ Centomila “ 125cc.
The most obvious visual difference was the 150’s dual exhaust tips.
MV used the system to reduce back pressure and increase power.
The 150 had a very long commercial succesful life, finally ceasing production in 1970.
The 150 GT was rated at 9HP at 6.000 rpm, and its 4-stroke pushrod engine used an 8:1 compression ratio and a Dell`orto 20mm carburator to feed power to the 4-speed gearbox.
With its top speed of 115 km/h and a dry weight of 110 kg it was a rider friendly bike, ideal for both urban and rural roads and occasionally the highway.
This 1965 MV 150 GT has been restored to a high standard and is in a very nice mechanical and cosmetical condition.
Single cylinder 4-stroke engine
Displacement: 150,1 cc
Bore x stroke: 59,5 x 54 mm
Weight: 110 Kg
Max. speed 115 km/h 72mph