1987 Villa 125 Seebring Homologation Model
By Phil Aynsley
Moto Villa was founded by Francesco Villa in 1961 after his long and successful career at Ducati as both racer and mechanic. He first entered into a partnership with Mondial in ’61, resurrecting their old GP bikes, then designed new two-stroke race bikes that carried the Mondial name.
Together with his brother Walter (four time World Champion for HD-Aermacchi in the 250 and 350 classes) they introduced their own range of bikes, all using advanced two-stroke designs.
While most were race bikes they did produce some road bike models, one of which was this 125cc Seebring.
Originally introduced in 1982, this particular bike is a 1987 model and was supplied for testing for Austrian homologation. It has only 191km on the clock.
Some of the homologation paperwork.
The bike is a part of the Peterborough Motorcycle Museum, SA.