It was 1988 and in the 125 cc sports bikes sector, there was a real trade war between the major manufacturers of the time.
In this competition, Gilera also played an active role, presenting the new MX1 designed by the great Luciano Marabese that year.
The vehicle equipped an aerodynamic hull developed in the Pininfarina wind tunnel. It was also the first motorcycle to use a helmet housing placed in front of the saddle where the tank was usually located.
The single-cylinder 125 engine placed inside the new Twinbox steel frame was managed by a six-speed gearbox.
With a deliver power of 22 hp, the engine pushed the MX1 up to a maximum speed of 162 km / h.
Gilera stopped the production of the MX1 in 1989 and replaced it with the new MX1 Record.
Thank you to Valentina Zanola and Alessandro Renesis for the cooperation