The CR in the Cross version and Enduro, he went into production at the end of 1973 and remained there until 1976, with changes also substantial to the chassis (with the adoption of different types of hubs, shock absorbers, more or less inclined, and forks), to the mechanics (in place of the “low” exhaust was adopted the “high” one that guaranteed greater performance and was also less exposed and therefore more repaired) and aesthetic (the fiberglass tank was soon replaced by an iron tank).
With this model, in a year, Italo Forni won something like 36 races on the 38 disputed…
In 1976 the new FV model was introduced. It was a bike of rare beauty and elegance equipped with engines 250 and 350 and produced up to 1978 in the versions Cross and Enduro.
The motorcycles of the series FV are to be considered among the most beautiful motorcycles of that period, as well as among the most performing. These bikes won everywhere, especially on national soil, but also across borders, Canada, Australia, France. Could not list all the victories in the various leagues in the years ‘ 76, ‘ 77 and ‘ 78.
Important and noteworthy is the conquest of the Italian MX Championship 250 Cadetti in 1975, 1976 and that of the Italian MX Championship 250 cc Juniors 1976 with Franco Picco.
In 1977 makes its appearance the model 250 LG, very important as unknown to the majority of the public. It constitutes the link between the FV model and the incumbent MX, and allows the victory of Massimo Contini in the Italian MX Championship 250 Cadetti of 1977.
Of the same period, the 125 cc, produced from 1978 both in Cross and Enduro version, a beautiful, innovative, light, maneuverable and very competitive bike that has been for many riders the springboard in the world of competitions.
At the end of 1978 was presented the new MX series that will come into production in 1979 with air cooled engines from 250, 350 and 410 cc always built in both Cross and Enduro version.
The MX series inherited from 125 the solution of the swingarm crossing the engine. The resin tank in place of the one in iron or aluminium of the series FV, the filter case in resin instead of the beautiful but heavy in cast aluminium, and many other details made of the MX a modern bike, light, maneuverable and competitive, placing Moto Villa among the most significant and relevant Italian and European manufacturers of those years.
Initially designed with a double-cradle frame, the MX will then be equipped with a more robust single-beam chassis and the range of engines, that includes the 125, 250, 350, 410 and the new and scope 480 cc, will be completed.
The MX series was, after the FV, the other great bestseller of the Moto Villa, and it is impossible to list all the victories in the various championships both in Italy and abroad. However, the most prestigious statement is that of Franco Picco that in 1978 with a 410 cc prototype pre-series conquers the Italian MX Championship 500 seniores, missing the following year, albeit with more points than the opponent, only for the discard mechanism.
At the MX followed the MX1 series with modified chassis, compact engines and the first attempts to introduce liquid-cooled engines for the 125 cc