1987 Villa 125 Seebring Homologation Model

By Phil Aynsley

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1987 Villa 125 Seebring. Moto Villa, also known only as Villa, was originally founded by Francesco Villa.
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1987 Villa 125 Seebring. The 125 Seebring was originally introduced in 1982 as a water-cooled 125cc two-stroke road offering.
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1987 Villa 125 Seebring. There was also a faired version of the Seebring available, called the Daytona.

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.

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1987 Villa 125 Seebring. Francesco Villa purportedly built the first Villa 125 due to a lack of affordable racing options.
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1987 Villa 125 Seebring
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The original Villa water-cooled 125 of 1969 was said to produce 30hp at 11500rpm.

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.

1987 Villa 125 Seebring
1987 Villa 125 Seebring
1987 Villa 125 Seebring
1987 Villa 125 Seebring. Disc front brake and 18in alloy wheels.
1987 Villa 125 Seebring
1987 Villa 125 Seebring
1987 Villa 125 Seebring
1987 Villa 125 Seebring
1987 Villa 125 Seebring
1987 Villa 125 Seebring. Mono-shock rear suspension.
1987 Villa 125 Seebring
1987 Villa 125 Seebring

Some of the homologation paperwork.

1987 Villa 125 Seebring homologation paperwork.
1987 Villa 125 Seebring homologation paperwork.
1987 Villa 125 Seebring homologation paperwork.
1987 Villa 125 Seebring homologation paperwork.
1987 Villa 125 Seebring homologation paperwork.
1987 Villa 125 Seebring homologation paperwork.

The bike is a part of the Peterborough Motorcycle Museum, SA.