First seen at the Milano MotoShow in 1952 the "monoalbero" substitutes the obsolete 125 two stroke competition model. Produced as an answer to the OHC single cylinder Mondial the MV showed its potential in noumerous races. Mike "the bike" Hailwood brought it to one of the great victories in 1957 at Blandford. The MV "monoalbero" retired after 399 victories, 4 italian championship victories and 10 international.
The MV from the museums collection is one of not more than 30 still remaining and probably only one of few in beautifull original preserved conditions.