MV Agusta 125 Ovunque & Pulman with Phil Aynsley
These are perhaps not the sort of bikes that come to mind when the name MV Agusta is mentioned!
Like most of the Italian manufacturers, MV were caught by surprise with the popularity of Vespa and Lambretta scooters that were introduced after WWII.
Their first response was the Model B of 1949 that owed a lot to the Vespa design. While the Model C was clearly influenced by the Lambretta.
Both these models were replaced by the Ovunque everywhere in 1952. It also had a Lambretta-like tubular frame and was fitted with a 125cc two-stroke with three-speed gearbox.
The following year the Pulman was introduced and was produced through to 1956. While similar in looks to the Ovunque, the Pulman was longer, featured 15” wheels and was a motorcycle rather than a scooter.
Again the 125cc two-stroke motor was used. This first example is fitted with the optional sheet metal leg guards and dates from 1955.
For the final year of production the Pulman was available in a red/white colour scheme.
This is an original, unrestored example.