Germano is Italian for “Mallard” – not the most eloquent name, but it definitely had a more distinctive style than the average moped of the time. MV was busy trying to make fast motorcycles at the time, so they work with several other companies to supply parts for this built-to-a-price moped. Said price was cheap enough to move 4,508 units between 1964 and 1968.
The biggest outsourced part was the engine, which came from DKW in Germany. The 2-stroke single made 1.5 horsepower, enough for a top speed of 25 miles per hour. MV made a few different versions of the Mallard, including a “Sport” version with more traditional motorcycle styling. For more information, check out this page on MV Agusta Old Timers.
This example (VIN: 805 000 94616) has been with the current owner since 2014 – he purchased it from Gary Kohs’ noted MV collection. It was restored many years ago and still displays quite well, though it’ll need some work if you want to ride it again. Otherwise, it’s ready for display (and it probably makes a better display piece than any other mallard).
Find this MV for sale in Monterey, California with a BIN of $3,900 or best offer here on eBay.