Monday, 15 November 2010

As it left the factory in '48


I have what is probably an unhealthy obsession about unrestored bikes. Here's one of the best I've ridden and enjoyed, Dorian's 1948 MV 125 - a rare four speed version with a chain primary drive motor that runs backwards! It has MV 125 brush-painted by hand on the front mudguard crest. I can't help wondering - who painted that on? What was his name? What did he have for lunch that day in 1948?

Read more about Dorian's brace of untouched MV strokers in Issue Two. Listen to the 125 startup here:



6 comments:

Carl said...

A bike is only original once! Many restorers forget this.

matt@machine said...

nothing unhealthy about that obsession adam....that bike is sweet...

Pete Stansfield said...

Absolutely, you are a picture of health...

adam@italianmotor said...

Aww thanks guys thought it was just me a bit strange

Motor Scooters said...

The video and image is simply great and impressive. I would like to know some more information related to your post. Thanks for sharing.

adam@italianmotor said...

What would you like to know? Without sounding like a complete capitalist salesman, there's a 6 page article on this bike and an MV 150 from 1952, also unrestored, that belong to the same person, and you can read that if you buy Issue Two of the magazine, click on the cover photo on the right..