Press Release – MV Agusta wins "Design of the Year" at Bike India Awards
MV AGUSTA WINS "DESIGN OF THE YEAR" AT BIKE INDIA AWARDS
Brutale 800 RR tops the 2019 edition in Mumbai
MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR has won the "Design of the Year" title at The Bike India Awards 2019. During a ceremony recently held in Mumbai, the best motorcycles launched in India in the course of 2018 were announced. The Award, now in its 14th year, is a unique tribute to the motorcycle industry worldwide.
The name “America” holds a prominent place in the MV Agusta heritage. The primary reference is to the “S America 750”, a model that dates back to 1975 and which boasted an in-line four-cylinder engine with dual overhead camshaft, 75 horsepower and air cooling. More than 25 years later, it was the first Brutale, the four-cylinder designed by Massimo Tamburini, to revive the name “America” with an immediately recognisable colour scheme: red, white and blue. Fast forward to the year 2012, it was time for another rendition of the Brutale America, also on a four-cylinder platform. The very first three-cylinder Brutale America was introduced last year. Precisely because of the success of this version, the CRC workshop conceived a new interpretation on the Dragster 800 RR platform. This brand new “America” reiterates the attractive colour scheme on a mica blue base with iridescent reflections and horizontal graphic cuts that enhance the original characteristics of the Dragster 800 RR: irreverent design, top shelf technical features and as always an extreme attention to detail.
Maser (Treviso), 03 November, 2018 – Sneak previews indicate that the International Cycle and Motorcycle Expo (called Eicma) will feature a lot of truly interesting new developments. It won’t be long before they will all be revealed. Eicma, the largest event in the world dedicated to the world of two wheels, will in fact officially open its doors on Tuesday, November 6th. As always, the first two days will be reserved exclusively for the media and business people from the sector; then fans and enthusiasts will have until Sunday the 11th to get a close up, hands-on look at all the new sector trends that will be showcased at the Milano Moto Salon.
More than 1200 brands from 42 countries on all the continents will be attending. Obviously, SIDIwill also be at the Eicma in Milan, which will be in its 76th edition this year. For SIDI this is another great international showcase, coming after the Expo in Cologne, Germany which was held about a month ago.
At SIDI’s Eicma stand (pavilion 11, stand G-37) people can get a closer, hands-on look at the entire 2019 collection, which features boots created for track and speed, off-road (with motocross, enduro and trial); there will also be plenty of touring and urban models, designed and developed for the demands of men and women, not to mention a wide range of the highest quality, handy accessories for anyone pursuing a passion for two wheels.
The big news in the 2019 collection is the SIDI REX boot, a model with a definite aptitude for racing; in addition to its modern, cutting-edge design, its structure features all the best technology, functionality and quality. This boot was designed and developed through research, laboratory tests and field trials, closely considering all the experience and feedback and input from the squad of SIDI champions. It’s a boot that is the perfect choice for anyone who’s looking for protection and performance without sacrificing comfort. In fact, one of its strongest qualities is how fast and easy it is to get on and off.
Watch Loris Capirossi as he tests them on the track at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NMUnZkjdoo
Furthermore, during the trade fair as always lots of motorcycling champions will be visiting the SIDI stand to meet and greet fans for photos and autographs.
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MV Agusta 2019 RC Model Range
Varese, 3rd November 2018 - RC, as in 'Reparto Corse' (Racing Department), the place where the MV Agusta machines destined for racing are born. At the core of the RC range is one of the keystones of the MV Agusta philosophy: the belief that races are fundamental for improving factory production bikes. This is why the technological transfer from the track to the assembly line is as direct and as quick as possible. The RC range models include the sport naked Brutale and Dragster models, the eclectic Turismo Veloce, the F3 675 and F3 800 supersport bikes, and naturally, the exuberant F4.
After the extensive technical updates in 2018, particularly on the three-cylinder bikes, the 2019 RC machines confirm their extremely high-level of technical content.
F4 RC legendary project is at its evolutionary peak. Included with the F4 RC is a dedicated racing kit, including an electronic control unit with specific mapping and a titanium SC-Project single exit exhaust. These components allow the maximum power of the short-stroke four-cylinder engine to be increased (bore 79 mm - stroke 50.9 mm) with central timing chain and radial valve configuration from 205 hp to 212 hp. The technical features, which include Öhlins fork and shock absorber as well as advanced engine and vehicle management software, make the F4 RC bike the closest version to the one which raced in the World Superbike Championship. The 2019 colour scheme is entirely new, centred around a large black central area that shows the exposed carbon fibre on the fairing. Wheels, fuel tank and tail fairing favour red, with white and green areas which are proudly reminiscent of Italian craftsmanship.
F3 675 RC and F3 800 RC have the same livery that enhances the sleek lines and extraordinary compactness of a model born to provide the best on the track, in the race or on the fiercest of track days. Each limited edition F3 RC unit comes with a dedicated race kit that includes the titanium exhaust with SC-Project silencer, pipes and joints, the carbon fibre heel guard and aluminium mounting brackets. The dedicated electronic control unit is included in the kit along with the CNC machined brake and clutch levers in ergal, a sprocket to achieve maximum acceleration, a rear wheel stand and a bike cover. Each unit comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Dragster 800 RC best interprets the “drag racing” vocation that has made it famous. Thanks to its weight of just 160 kg, its 150 horses and highly effective chassis architecture, the Dragster 800 RC is a pure sport bike which finds its most fascinating side in the accessories package put together by the racing department. The spoked wheels in the standard package move over to make room for the highly popular nine-spoke design in lightweight forged alloy with an unmistakeable racing style. The technical sponsor logos decorate the essential fairing of the Dragster 800, along with the number 37 - the number of world titles won by MV Agusta.
Brutale 800 RC is an uncompromising bike, reminiscent of the most sensational and aggressive versions of the four-cylinder Brutale, a model that revolutionised the design of the middle-weight segment, also focusing on extreme performance. Its carbon fibre components stand out, including the front fender, the rear inner fender, the fuel tank side panels and the instrument cluster cover. The forged alloy wheels have a strong impact, unmistakeably red, to complete the racing colour scheme common to the RC range and made even more attractive by the technical sponsor logos.
Turismo Veloce RC emphasises the sport DNA of a model that stands out for its conceptual originality in the touring bike segment. Its extreme versatility stems from unique and specific technical choices like the compact and relatively small displacement engine, the vehicle’s consequent light weight and the agile dimensions of the chassis architecture. All in a segment characterised by increasingly heavy and bulky bikes. Naturally, the Turismo Veloce RC is equipped with SCS technology. The abbreviation stands for “Smart Clutch System” and identifies the solution developed exclusively by MV Agusta for fully automatic clutch management. The Smart Clutch System lets you choose from two possibilities: operate the clutch manually using the clutch lever, or leave operation entirely up to the system, so you can focus exclusively on the ride.
MV AGUSTA HAS COMPLETED AN IMPORTANT CAPITAL
INJECTION TO SUPPORT ITS GROWTH
Varese, 2nd November 2018 - MV Agusta, the iconic motorcycle company, leader in the production of
premium motorcycles, has completed a capital injection of approximately Euro 40 ml in order to strengthen
the company resources to enhance its industrial and commercial plan.
This additional capital has been completely injected by MV Agusta shareholders bringing their total injection
in the company in excess of Euro 50 ml over the last 12 months.
The industrial plan of the historical Italian brand is based on several key pillars: focusing on premium high
quality products, developing the sales network, and increasing the level of service as well as producing the
most beautiful, technologically advanced motorcycles in the world.
With regards to the sales network, MV Agusta is adopting a strategy focused at reducing the current
number of dealers allowing its best dealers to increase their territories as well as promoting new mono
brand stores. MV Agusta Moscow is opening within the current month and MV Agusta London by mid 2019
together with other 6 new mono brand stores within next 12 months.
Another key point of MV Agusta plan is the reinforcement of the service level to both the existing network
and clients through the introduction of a new integrated system linking MV Agusta, its network and supply
chain in order to reduce the lead time of spare parts and accessories as well as the new product delivery to
Additionally, after completing their core 3 cylinders product line that now ranges from 675 cc motorcycles to
800 cc high performance motorcycles, MV Agusta is launching a new range of premium 4 cylinders of 1000
In the coming days MV Agusta will unveil the all-new Brutale 1000 hyper-naked with a record top speed of
312 km/h and an astonishing 212 hp. The fastest and most powerful naked bike ever produced.
Along with the all-new Brutale 1000, MV Agusta will unveil the F4 Claudio, a masterpiece, produced in only
100 units and dedicated to Claudio Castiglioni, the soul of MV Agusta and inventor of the F4 Superbike.
The MV Agusta Board of Directors appointed Giovanni Castiglioni as President and Timur Sardarov as the
new Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Board of the Group.
Giovanni Castiglioni commented: “In the last 5 years MV Agusta made an important growth throughout the
enlargement of its product pipeline ranging from 3 to 4 cylinders and different segments of the market. Now
is time to consolidate the efforts and concentrate to increase our service and network bringing to our
customers a unique purchase experience, which reflects the values of our brand. On the financial side, I am
proud of the incredible work we have done in the last 24 months that enabled us to reduce our net debt
position by over 60% allowing MV Agusta to be a solid and stable company also thanks to the large amount
of capital brought in by our shareholding company. These important achievements are the results of a great
teamwork that Timur and myself did in this intensive period. Now that MV Agusta is strong I can finally
concentrate on the industrial side, which is what I love, having the clear objective of bringing to the market
the most advanced products in the industry. I personally took to our Board the idea of Timur being the
future CEO of MV Agusta and I am very happy he accepted this role: his vision and his focus on innovation
will bring the group to the next level”.
Timur Sardarov, MV Agusta new CEO stated: “I joined MV Agusta almost two years ago and work closely
with Giovanni and our team in order to bring to the company not only vision and strategy, but also the
financial resources needed, allowing MV Agusta to become more modern and dynamic.
We can describe our company in several ways, but I still believe Claudio Castiglioni sentence is just
perfect: “There are many beautiful motorcycles in the world but MV Agusta is something else”.
I am honored by the trust I received from our Board and our employees and will fully dedicate myself to the
company with the objective of bringing MV Agusta to a higher level where it belongs. This company is a
true family of incredibly skilled people, passionate and loyal customers, a patrimony of the 2 wheels
industry and of Italy”.
MV Agusta will be presenting the new product range in the coming EICMA International Exhibition, at booth
I48 Pavilion 22 in Milan from 6th to 11th November.
PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MOTORCYCLE
IN THE WORLD.
The MV Agusta F4 Claudio is the culmination of an extraordinary story, an achievement
capable of radically changing the sports bike concept itself. A product of Massimo
Tamburini's flair and Claudio Castiglioni's insight (the latter insisted on defining every
last detail personally), the F4 was presented to the public in 1997, immediately becoming
“the world's best-looking bike”. The launch marked a triumphant return for MV Agusta,
a brand that has brought home more world championship trophies than any other.
The MV Agusta F4 Claudio pays homage to a man
who dedicated his life to perfection, modelling bikes -
first in his mind, then in the workshop - of unrivalled
style, performance and attention to detail. In short, the
MV Agusta F4 Claudio is the ultimate achievement: a
dream come true.
DRAGSTER 800 RR PIRELLI, the latest creation from
MV Agusta and Pirelli Design
Presented in a world preview during the inauguration of the new P ZERO™ World of Monte Carlo, this limited edition version of the Dragster 800 RR is embellished with rubber details developed by Pirelli Design and can be equipped with exclusive DIABLO™ Supercorsa colored tyres
Milan / Varese, 24 September 2018 – The collaboration between Pirelli and MV Agusta continues. The two Italian companies stand out for their industrial history - appreciated all over the world for their shared values ??such as their ‘Made in Italy’ design and the strong association with motorsport. The result of this synergy is the latest limited edition jewel created by MV Agusta and Pirelli Design, the "Dragster 800 RR PIRELLI", which was presented in a world premiere on Saturday, September 22 at the inauguration of the new P ZERO™ World of Monte Carlo.
A streetfighter's look with a powerful three-cylinder heart, the MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR is the technical base for the development of this version. It is a perfect blend of raw power, technology and design, while super compact, aggressive and stunningly good looking. The design of the “Dragster 800 RR PIRELLI” takes no prisoners - it is emotion in its purest form. The weight distribution, the refined chassis and suspension as well as its unique three-cylinder character are the main characteristics of a machine that was created for the most demanding riding enthusiasts.
For the first time Pirelli Design, born as an incubator of high-end projects with the aim of enhancing technological know-how, high performance standards and the unique glamour inherent in the Pirelli brand not only personalizes the look of the bike containing two different color combinations - the first more gritty black and yellow, the second most elegant white and blue - but has also taken care to enhance functional aspects of the bike. In fact, the tank slider and the fairingare made of rubber specially formulated by Pirelli’s Research and Development department to ensure superior resistance to scratches and rubbing to which these items are subject, as well as to atmospheric and chemical agents, such as the fuel. Both rubber elements are recognizable thanks to the iconic "flash" symbol that distinguishes the tyres of the DIABLO™ range, including the DIABLO™ Supercorsa SP that equip this model in 120/70 ZR17 front and 200/55 ZR17 rear with a 6" rim.
The seat was created ad hoc by the Castiglioni Research Centre to make this creation even more exclusive. It stands out for its double texture with contrasting stitching and for the distinctive "flash" of the DIABLO™ embroidered to embellish the tail unit signed by Pirelli Design. Particularly refined is also the finish of the exhaust silencer terminals, obtained through the application of a special ceramic-based paint, resistant to very high temperatures.
The colors conceived by specialists from the Castiglioni Research Centre and by Pirelli Design aim to enhance the lines of the "Dragster 800 RR PIRELLI". To underline this exclusive partnership, the first proposal includes a matte black base, with glossy inserts painted in yellow to recapture the Pirelli institutional colors. A yellow logo is also for the Pirelli brand on the sides of the tank, as well as for the DIABLO™ logo, which identifies the range of high-performance Pirelli tyres. The second color is centered on a glossy white base with blue inserts.
To unequivocally identify the bike as a result of the collaboration between MV Agusta and Pirelli, it is possible to purchase, as an exclusive option, DIABLO™ Supercorsa SP tyres with colored sides, respectively with yellow or blue stripes, depending on the version to which they are combined.
The “Dragster 800 RR PIRELLI”, which already happened for the Brutale 800 RR PIRELLI, will go into production and be sold in a limited edition, thanks to a separate license agreement between Pirelli and MV Agusta.
Press Release - Cagiva “40 years of Italian motorcycles”
Cagiva “40 years of Italian motorcycles”
On Sunday September 16th the 40th anniversary of the foundation of Cagiva will be celebrated. Promoted by Cagiva Club Italia, the event will take place in Schiranna (Varese), in the MV Agusta complex. The rally will celebrate Cagiva's sporting feats in major world competitions: the GP 500 championship, the Paris-Dakar, motocross and Sport Production races. Moments and stories that have made motorcyclists of all ages dream for forty years, accomplishments that have accompanied three generations of riders along some of the most beautiful roads and tracks in the world.
1978-2018: Cagiva, then as now, is a byword for Italian bikes.
The shores of Lake Varese have been home to three brands, beginning in 1950 with Aermacchi and continuing with Cagiva and MV Agusta. The brothers Claudio and Gianfranco Castiglioni established the Cagiva brand in November 1978; after a string of commercial and sporting successes, Claudio Castiglioni relaunched the glorious MV Agusta brand, fulfilling the dream of bringing the four-cylinder F4, a global design icon, into large-scale production.
The "40 years of Italian motorcycles" rally, organised by the Cagiva Historical Registry in collaboration with the International Motoclub of Cascina Costa, the Aermacchi Historical Registry and the 100HP Motoclub, will see Cagiva, Aermacchi and MV Agusta motorcycles arrayed together with bikes by Husqvarna, Ducati and Moto Morini, all brands bought and re-launched by Claudio Castiglioni. The rally is a perfect opportunity to remember the long-standing President of MV Agusta, and Massimo Tamburini, a true artist of design and a good friend and colleague of “Signor Claudio”.
Starting at 9 a.m., the program will see the exhibition of Aermacchi, Cagiva and MV Agusta motorcycles in the factory courtyard together with Husqvarna, Ducati and Moto Morini models from the Cagiva era. An indoor area will host the most important production and racing models built at Schiranna from 1950 until the present day. At 12 o'clock the traditional motorcycle ride - with former riders and celebrities associated with the world of Varese-built motorcycles - will take place, ending in a mass lakeside "rev-up" as a tribute to Claudio Castiglioni and Massimo Tamburini. From 2 p.m. onwards there will be live 80's-style music until the end of the event. Those who wish to attend the event on bikes belonging to other brands can park in the area outside the plant.
The history of motorcycle racing is closely linked to MV Agusta's history, the most successful European motorcycle manufacturer of all time, with 75 world titles (38 rider and 37 manufacturer) from 1952 to 1974. The MV Agusta team lined up at the start for the very first race of the series that has become the MotoGP™ World Championship. At the beginning Carlo Ubbiali scored a fourth place, and then won the race the following week in the Netherlands.
It was July the 3rd, 1949. John Surtees, Ubbiali himself, Mike Hailwood, Phil Read and then, of course, Giacomo Agostini: riders who became legends and who defined the history of motorcycling, riding a MV Agusta motorcycle. A legend that also marked Italian history, with MV Agusta as symbol of the rebirth and success of an entire nation.
Forty-two years later, MV Agusta is back, with a leading role as the Italian manufacturer joins the Moto2™ World Championship with Forward Racing Team.
MV Agusta decided to rely on Forward Racing Team, a team founded in 2009 that runs in Moto2™ World Championship since its inception in 2010, reaching the podium in the inaugural race and obtaining their first victory in the fifth round at Silverstone. Forward Racing Team has also participated in the MotoGP™ World Championship, with Aleix Espargaró topping the Open class standings at the end of the 2014 season.
The first prototype that will run in the Moto2™ World Championship is already in an advanced stage of development, with their track debut set for July 2018.
"MV Agusta is the most successful brand in history of motorcycling" said Giovanni Castiglioni, President of MV Agusta. "The return of MV Agusta to Grand Prix is ??a great honor for me. The Moto2™ World Championship is very competitive and in order to be successful we need to apply the best of our technology and experience in racing motorcycle development".
"The dream of bringing MV Agusta back to the World Championship was born with Claudio Castiglioni, to whom I have always been linked by deep esteem and friendship, and the dream came true with his son Giovanni" said Giovanni Cuzari, Forward Racing Team CEO . "I find it difficult to express with words what this means, to be actively part of a common project with both MV Agusta and CRC, the two Italian excellences that created the most beautiful motorcycles in history. I worked many years for this to happen, and now I feel proud to announce that MV Agusta will race in the Moto2™ World Championship with Forward Racing Team. I am also aware of the great responsibility involved in having such a prestigious brand on the hulls of our motorbikes. Our team, along with MV Agusta and CRC, will strive to achieve, in the shortest possible time, what all the fans, and we first, expect and dream".
MV AGUS TA BRUTAL E 8 00 R R AME RICA
Varese, 10th April 2018 - The MV Agusta specials have been a huge success.
That success now continues with the new Brutale 800 RR America. In dealerships as
of April 2018, this latest model offers an original, stylish take on a piece of
MV Agusta history. The first bike to take the “S America 750” name dates right back to
1975, in fact. Its technical features were as advanced as they came: a 75 hp
4-cylinder in-line air-cooled engine with dual overhead camshaft.
More than 25 years would go by before the America tag reappeared on an MV Agusta
tank: this was the first Brutale, again with a 4-cylinder engine, the special version of which
displayed the red, white and blue of the US flag. In 2012 the evocative power of America
was back again in the form of a new special, a version again developed on the popular
The latest Brutale 800 RR America, instead, is equipped with a 3-cylinder in-line engine
renowned for its performance, compactness and cutting-edge technology. The special
version has been developed on the basis of the Brutale 800 RR, a model that has just
undergone far-reaching renewal. Starting with a complete redesign of the gearbox - now
with even smoother, more precise meshing - the bike is brimming with technical upgrades.
A new balance shaft and redesigned primary transmission, optimised shaping
of the intake and exhaust cams plus new valves are just some of the many improvements
on this bike. Electronic engine control has also been upgraded with new algorithms and
engine mappings. Traction Control has been refined even further by honing strategies and
calibration. Chassis development has also proceeded apace: the engine is now attached
to the frame, boosting the overall rigidity of the bike. Another new feature is the rear cush
drive system, designed to maximise riding comfort.
This numbered Special Edition has plenty of distinctive features, starting with a metallic
blue colour scheme that catches the light with shimmering iridescence. The tank sports a
star-studded motif, just like the one on the 1973 750 S. Gloss black paintwork enhances
many features, such as the front mudguard with MV Agusta logo and the radiator side
panel which sports the wording “America Special Edition”.
Meticulous finishing is also evident on the seat, which features gilt stitching, specific
materials for the rider and passenger zones and comfort-enhancing padding.
To highlight the exclusiveness of the Brutale 800 RR America, each bike features the
“America Special Edition” legend and a progressive production number, located on the
instrument cluster fairing. This same production number is also on the certificate of
authenticity delivered to each new owner.
NEW PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT BETWEEN PIRELLI AND MV AGUSTA:
TO CELEBRATE IT, A LIMITED EDITION VERSION OF THE BRUTALE 800 RR WITH PIRELLI DESIGN
After decades of collaboration, the brand with the long "P" was selected by the company from
Schiranna as sole tyre supplier and, to celebrate this agreement, a dedicated version of the Brutale 800
RR was designed in a limited production that can be enhanced with exclusive coloured tyres
The “Brutale 800 RR PIRELLI” was created by MV Agusta along with Pirelli Design, the Bicocca
laboratory specialised in conceiving design projects in collaboration with partners par excellence and it
will be on display in the MV Agusta stand at EICMA
Varese, 3rd November 2017 – Pirelli and MV Agusta are pleased to announce that they have reached a new
partnership agreement based on which Pirelli has been officially selected as Sole Tyre Supplier for all the
motorcycles manufactured by the company from Schiranna. This means that all the models currently in
production, as well as those that MV Agusta will sell in the future, will mount Pirelli tyres as standard
A vocation for excellence, strong roots in Italy and a sport and industrial heritage: MV Agusta and Pirelli have
many characteristics in common. This agreement seals and makes official what has been a profitable and
reciprocal collaboration for decades between these two Italian giants, popular all over the world and bound
by common core values such as design and the "Made in Italy” brand, combined with a spirit of sports and
maximum innovation that is acknowledged by all gearheads.
The increasingly close collaboration between the two companies merits celebration. And so, a limited
production edition of a highly successful model was born - the Brutale 800 RR - customised by the Castiglioni
Research Centre in collaboration with Pirelli Design, the Bicocca laboratory specialised in conceiving design
projects with partners par excellence.
The result of this synergy is the “Brutale 800 RR PIRELLI”, as this version of the naked from Varese is called,
with truly exclusive equipment and components, manufactured in very limited production run.
The technical base is made up of the Brutale 800 RR, the sport naked that sets the bar in the segment, thanks
primarily to the performance of the compact, three-cylinder, in-line engine. The chassis architecture, built
around the original, mixed-structure frame made up of a steel tube trellis and aluminium alloy lateral plates, is
also essential to achieving the right riding feel and the dynamic exuberance that the Brutale 800 RR has
provided since it was first launched.
The customisation of this model in a limited edition focused mainly on the components and colour schemes.
For example, the saddle was custom created for the Brutale 800 RR PIRELLI and it stands out with its
stitching that is coloured to match each of the two available colour schemes. The headlight unit bracket is
painted black, as is the rear subframe. The airbox output grilles are also painted and the wheel rims also
boast new features: to reduce weight and increase handling, the engineers decided to mount components
derived from the F4, which are characterised by their racing design, very essential and elegant. The rear rim
also has a wider channel, now 6 inches, to hold the new tyre size which is specific for this version of the
Brutale 800 RR.
Obviously, the tyres also play a role of primary importance. Compared to the standard model that comes
standard with DIABLO™ ROSSO III tyres, the Brutale 800 RR PIRELLI mounts DIABLO™ SUPERCORSA SP
tyres in the 120/70 ZR17 front size and 200/55 ZR17 on the 6” rear rim made specifically for this model. A
rather spectacular option that can be chosen when you order your Brutale 800 RR PIRELLI is the limited
edition tyre with coloured walls.
The colour schemes conceived by specialists from the Castiglioni Research Centre and Pirelli Design are
intended to enhance the lines of the Brutale 800 RR and to highlight the exclusive partnership with Pirelli. The
first proposal has a matt black base with glossy red painted inserts. the Pirelli logo is also done in red on the
sides of the fuel tank. The DIABLO™ logo also appears to identify the range of high performance Pirelli tyres
and it is placed on the fuel tank near the cap and the tank guard itself. The second colour scheme is on a
grey base with Blue inserts.
The (optional) coloured tyres will respectively have a red or blue band, depending on which colour version
they are mounted on.
Pirelli has already collaborated with MV Agusta in the past on customising a Brutale 800, as in the case of the
“Diablo Brutale”, but always as a single, non commercialised unit.
The “Brutale 800 RR PIRELLI”, on the other hand, is the the first MV Agusta model customised by Pirelli that
will go into production and be sold in a limited edition, thanks to a separate license agreement between
Pirelli and MV Agusta.
The “Brutale 800 RR PIRELLI” can be admired by all motorcycle enthusiasts at the EICMA show, scheduled
from 9 through 12 November 2017 at Rho Fiera (Milan) in the MV Agusta exhibit area, Pavilion 22,
MV Agusta Press Office:
MV AGUSTA F3 675 RC & F3 800 RC Model Year 2018
Varese, 2nd November 2017 - Throughout MV Agusta's history, racing bikes and production models have
always been closely entwined. A fact highlighted by extraordinary successes, such as the outstanding
results achieved by the Italian manufacturer in recent years in the World Superbike and Supersport
championships. Ever since the F3 was first conceived, engineers, designers and the racing department
have worked as a compact team: the chassis, engine and electronics have been developed with the dual
goal of winning on track and bringing the unique thrills of a race bike to the road.
With the RC range, MV Agusta once again highlights its aptitude for racing: the F3 675 RC and F3 800 RC
have much in common with the bikes seen at national and international race events yet are also
exhilarating road bikes. Further development has made the 2018 models Euro 4 compliant. A variety of
updates have been implemented to comply with the new standard, which requires a 50% cut in emissions
and 48% less noise compared to Euro 3. On the styling front, new colours and graphics mirror those seen
on the actual race bikes. With their red wheels - a direct Supersport offshoot - the 2018 F3 RC bikes are
Despite the switch to Euro 4, the most striking parameter remains maximum power. The F3 675 RC
touches 128 hp (94kW) at 14,500 rpm with 71 Nm (7.24 kgm) of torque at 10,900 rpm; the F3 800 reaches
148 hp (108kW) at 13,000 rpm with 88 Nm (8.97 kgm) of torque at 10,600 rpm. Some of the most
significant technical redesigns on the 2018 models concern the balance shaft, the primary gearing, the
intake cam profiles and the valves.
The gearbox has undergone a complete overhaul to make shifting easier and reduce clutch lever effort.
Exhaust manifolds have also been redesigned, while the F3 RC silencer - supplied by SC Project - derives
directly from the unit used by the Racing Department.
As on the F3 675 and F3 800, the RC models introduce new engine covers. These enhance engine
protection in the event of a collision or fall and reduce mechanical noise emissions. All without
compromising that distinctive MV Agusta sound.
The F3 675 RC and 800 RC control platform, developed extensively through racing, is based on the
MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System). Key developments on the 2018 models include
improved Ride By Wire performance, now with personalised mappings. Parameters on the 8-level traction
control have also been fully revised to enhance effectiveness and fluidity. Moreover, the EAS 2.0 electronic
shifter has been optimised for smoother shifting.
A new frame mount point for the three-cylinder engine ensures increased overall rigidity, improving the
already exceptional dynamic characteristics of the bike. The tubular steel trellis frame, closed off with
aluminium alloy plates, is designed to offer maximum handling performance, as is evident from the
wheelbase of just 1,380 mm, despite the long 576.5 mm single-sided swingarm.
Each of the 350 limited edition F3 RC bikes comes with a top-drawer kit that boosts bike performance
even further, effectively making it identical to the race version in terms of equipment and appearance. In
just a few simple steps, the kit can be used to transform the F3 RC road bike into a perfect track day
machine. The titanium exhaust system, with carbon fiber silencer, is supplied by SC Project and comes
complete with carbon fibre heel guard and aluminium silencer support brackets. Also included in the kit is
the electronic control unit with a dedicated mapping to maximise the increase in performance (133 hp at
14,570 rpm on the F3 675 RC and 153 Hp at 13,250 rpm on the F3 800 RC). The rear seat cowl (for singleseat
use) adds a touch of eye-catching style, as do the machined from billet brake and clutch levers. The
included rear sprocket is for race track gearing, while the rear stand and bike cover are for maintenance
purposes. As proof of its uniqueness, each RC comes with its own certificate of origin.
MV AGUSTA DRAGSTER 800 RC MY2018
Varese, 26th October 2017 - Emotion at first sight. The gaze can't help but linger on
the silhouette of the Dragster 800 RC. A synthesis of style and performance, like every
MV Agusta. Yet also an extraordinary example of originality and irreverence. The Dragster
800 RC is brazen yet smoothly executed, uncompromising yet perfect in every detail.
Which is why it's even more electrifying than its predecessor.
The RC livery, enhanced with racing-style graphics, was designed by the MV Agusta
Reparto Corse (Racing Department) and inspired by the F4 RC, currently competing in the
Superbike World Championship. Make no mistake: just one glance at the Dragster 800 RC
and you'll imagine you're exiting pit lane and hurtling towards the first corners, leaving
behind only the roar of the in-line three-cylinder engine.
The Dragster 800 RC offers an exclusive mix of chassis, mechanics and style. But don't be
fooled by the extreme design and the choice of a 200 mm rear tyre: while that drag racing
sensation is never far off, the Dragster's ultra-sophisticated chassis set-up ensures the
dynamic effectiveness and pure riding pleasure of a pure sports bike.
From a technical viewpoint, the new MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC has inherited the many
new features of the Dragster 800 RR and, like the entire three-cylinder platform, is Euro 4
compliant. The engine - fully designed and developed by MV Agusta - provides cuttingedge
compactness, low weight, elastic power delivery and superb performance, making
it the benchmark in its class.
• Exhaust manifolds with a new 83x90 mm diameter catalytic converter, cell density 400 CPSI
• Larger-volume silencers which reduce noise as per standards but amplify the distinctive
sound of the MV Agusta three-cylinder engine
• An exhaust valve located in the exhaust manifold makes its debut on this model
• The cylinder heads are fitted with valve guides in a new sintered material, impregnated
with lubricant to reduce wear, HB +25%
• Introduction of a Harmonic Damper to reduce vibration and noise
• Starter motor mechanics have been redesigned to improve durability
• The starter freewheel has been reinforced
• The balance shaft has been completely redesigned with a 2.25 gear module with 30%
more engagement to reduce noise, modified profiles with optimised contact to reduce
friction; the bushing set clearance has been modified to reduce wear and noise
• Introduction of new oil and water pump control gearing, z39/45 2.25 gear module with
30% more engagement to reduce noise, modified profiles with optimised contact to
• Primary gearing has been redesigned (z22/41) 2.25 gear module with 30% more
engagement to reduce noise, modified profiles with optimised contact to reduce friction
• As with the F3 range, a completely new gear shifter is completely new, with redesigned
gear dogs making changes more fluid. Average space between gear dogs has been
increased by 45%, lower lever effort and a reduced shifter recess angle
• As on the F3 range, new engine covers have been fitted: these increase engine protection
in the event of impact, reduce noise emissions (in line with the certification standard) and
amplify the frequencies that combine to create the distinctive MV Agusta 3-cylinder
All electronic developments are shared across the entire three-cylinder platform. More
specifically, they include new engine mappings (specially developed for the Dragster 800 RC)
and 8-level traction control which has been further optimised to improve performance.
EAS 2.0 electronic shifter logic has been modified to make shifting faster and more
practical for sporty riding yet also smoother and more progressive
MV Agusta Press Office:
MV AGUSTA F4 RC MY2018
Varese, 9th October 2017 - The allure and excitement of the World Superbike Championship
are incorporated into the elegant yet extreme lines of the MV Agusta F4 RC.
Assembled piece by piece, with the same meticulous attention to detail that is seen in
Leon Camier’s F4 Reparto Corse race bike. Produced in a limited series, as is becoming of
such a truly exclusive bike. The F4 RC symbolises the razor-sharp racing spirit the Italian
manufacturer brings to the world’s racetracks with Leon Camier. For the legendary
MV Agusta F4 model, the RC represents the peak of technical evolution and dynamic
Colours and graphics match those of the factory team, ensuring at-a-glance racing excitement.
The number 37 on the fairing recalls the number of manufacturers’ titles won by MV Agusta
over the course of its long history.
The technical base of the F4 RC comes from that of the F4 Reparto Corse, starting with
the Corsa Corta four-cylinder in-line engine (bore 79 mm, stroke 50.9 mm) with central
distribution chain and radial valves. This version puts out a maximum power of 205 hp (151
kW); a dedicated kit adds a further 7 HP, giving a total of 212 hp (158 kW).
As with the F4 Reparto Corse, the electronic platform is optimised to obtain the best
possible performance on both track and road. Parameters such as throttle sensitivity,
maximum torque, engine braking, engine response and rev limiter can all be customised,
ensuring riders get the most out of the bike whatever the riding conditions. The F4 RC
inertial platform has a lean angle sensor and three gyroscopes, as well as three accelerometers:
a package designed to ensure absolute dynamic efficiency, thanks also to EAS 2.0
electronically assisted shift (as standard).
Frame and suspension
Progressive tradition applied to racing: this concept has provided the developmental
foundation for the CrMo steel tube trellis frame with TIG welding. The central part of
the frame is closed with lightweight aluminium alloy plates which provide an adjustable
swingarm pivot point of height. The suspension offers unparalleled quality and efficiency:
the NIX 30 type USD Öhlins fork with TiN coating allows separate hydraulic compression
adjustment (left leg) and rebound damping (right leg), as well as spring pre-load
adjustment. The Öhlins TTX 36 shock with piggyback tank is also fully adjustable thanks
to mechanical regulators. The steering damper is adjustable.
The system that Brembo has designed for the F4 RC ensures cutting-edge braking power
and excellent user-friendliness. The front end features two 320 mm discs with steel braking
rotor and aluminium flange; the handlebar control activates a radial pump; callipers are
Brembo 30 mm 4-piston GP monobloc. The rear brake features a 4-piston calliper and a
210 mm steel disc. The latest version of the Bosch 9 Plus Race Mode ABS features the RLM
(Rear Wheel Lift-Up Mitigation) system.
The exclusive F4 RC formula makes ample use of high quality materials, characterised
by excellent performance and low weight. Carbon fibre, for example, has been selected
for the main parts of the fairing. As a tie-in with the 250 F4 RC, MV Agusta has prepared
a sophisticated kit, housed in an elegant wooden box. Designed to increase on-track
efficiency, it includes dozens of components, starting with the SC-Project full titanium
single exit exhaust, designed to maximise performance when used with the specific ECU
(also included in the kit). Among the many exclusive components are a rapid release fuel
cap, carbon fibre heat shields, F4 RC single seat tail cover and lightweight screws and
small parts. A customised bike cover and certificate of origin, which confirms the authenticity
and number of the product, complete the kit.
MV Agusta Press Office:
the new MV Agusta Euro 4 Model Range
F3 675 - F3 800 - DRAGSTER 800 RR
MV Agusta is continuing development of its models by introducing Euro 4 certification
across the entire 3 cylinder range. The necessary move from Euro 3 to Euro 4
certification offered an opportunity to carry out some development and technical
improvements to make riding the super-sporty MV Agusta even more fun and exciting.
The designers and engineers focused on two objectives: compliance with certification
parameters defined by the standard and, in keeping with MV Agusta traditions,
maintenance of the exceptional engineering and dynamics its motorcycles are
renowned for. Excellent results were obtained despite the very significant reductions
in exhaust gas and noise emissions required by the Euro 4 standard. These are
reduced by 50% and 48% respectively compared to Euro 3. ‹‹ 01
EURO 4 HOMOLOGATION
MV AGUSTA HOLDING COMPLETES ITS RECAPITALIZATION WITH INVESTMENT FUND COMSAR INVEST
Varese, July 24th 2017 - MV Agusta Holding consolidates its equity investment through
ComSar Invest; an investment fund part of Black Ocean Group, owned by Timur Sardarov,
a Russian dynasty key player in the production of oil and gas in East Europe.
Along with the transaction, MV Agusta Holding announces the purchase of the 25%
shares held by Mercedes AMG in the historic Italian motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta
Motor S.p.A.. The closing of the deal, whose financial terms are not disclosed, is set
simultaneously to the capital increase of MV Agusta Holding in MV Agusta Motor S.p.A.
expected at homologation of the company restructuring plan, which has been approved
by the quorum of the creditors.
The new shareholding structure of MV Agusta Holding, which will control 100% of
MV Agusta Motor S.p.A., will see ComSar Invest as a strong minority shareholder and GC
Holding, the investment company of Giovanni Castiglioni, owning the controlling stake.
The finalization of the transaction adds another important element to MV Agusta deep
turnaround plan started in 2016, based on the repositioning of the MV Agusta as a prime
producer of super premium motorcycles, that brought the company back to positive
Giovanni Castiglioni, President of MV Agusta, commented: "The transaction with ComSar
Invest in our holding company through a capital increase and the acquisition of the shares
previously held by Mercedes AMG in MV Agusta Motor S.p.A., represents an important
milestone for our plan which has as a main objective the reinforcement of MV Agusta core
business: the production of high-performance, high end motorcycles. In the last 12
months the implemented measures, has brought MV Agusta back in positive cash flow
generation, allowing to complete the restructuring plan and to consistently support
product development and consolidation of our key markets."
Timur Sardarov, controlling shareholder of ComSar Invest: "MV Agusta is for us the most
iconic brand in the industry; a company that in the last 5 years has invested heavily in new
product development creating a extensive, enviable range of motorcycles which results
today is a unique asset for a successful future. Our presence in the capital, with a clear
long-term vision, as well as in the key management of the company, has the objective,
through our core competences and skills to support and strengthen MV Agusta in the
coming years consolidating its position of super premium motorcycle producer. We will
focus our funding to reinforce MV Agusta sales network and service and our knowledge in
the technology fields, web and marketing to reach and enhance new markets, strengthen
our digital and social presence enlarging MV Agusta’s consumer base."
SCHIRANNA JUNE 2017
REPARTO SPECIALE, MV AGUSTA TO THE CORE
An idea spawned from the close bond between MV Agusta and CRC (Centro
Ricerche Castiglioni). RVS stands for Reparto Veicoli Speciali: short for design and
engineering at the very highest level. Not just quality, but perfection. Not just
research, but vision. Not just performance, but emotions.
MV Agusta presents RVS#1, the very first project created by the Reparto Veicoli
Speciali. A debut that is all about uncompromising, extreme content.
Designers in the Reparto Veicoli Speciali took an already iconic, personalitypacked
model as their starting point and then set about imagining and
building a truly unique bike that stands out for its set-up, component
quality, overall styling, performance and exclusivity. It will be assembled
on the new 'special vehicles' production line at the Schiranna factory.
A limited, hand-built edition, a motorcycle that reflects the “one man, one
bike” philosophy. Every single RVS machine has a numbered, lightweight
titanium badge applied to the splendid steering head, itself a masterpiece
of CNC machining.
• The frame side plate is the result
of refined machine tooling and
sports the number that identifies it
as the first model created by the
Reparto Veicoli Speciali.
• The exceptional front light cluster stands out
not just in terms of its styling and careful construction;
LED segments are activated according to the
dynamic parameters defined by the inertial
platform, ensuring perfect just where it's needed.
• Titanium is just one of the top-drawer materials
selected for this truly special bike.
The heart of the RVS#1 is MV Agusta's powerful, in-line three-cylinder 800 cc
engine: 150 hp at 12,800 rpm and unbeatable in terms of its compactness and
power-to-weight ratio. A technological icon that combines outstanding thermodynamic
efficiency with supersport performance.
Carefully selected components that combine lightness and practicality
have drastically reduced bike weight to just 160 kg - eight less than the
standard Dragster 800 RR (weight-power 0.93 kg per hp in the kit
configuration). Numbers like these speak for themselves. As does the
powerful three-cylinder engine, with its eye-watering acceleration (0-100 kph
in 3.72 sec.). Featuring two injectors per cylinder and the renowned counterrotating
crankshaft configuration (that reduces inertia when changing
direction), the engine is now further refined thanks to upgraded components
such as the chain tensioner, starter motor, camshafts and valve guides;
combustion chamber flows have also been optimised. The outcome is a
more efficient, quieter Euro 4 engine that boasts unparalleled power and
finesse, as seen, for example, in the removable gearbox. With redesigned
gears, the latter increases the available shift time by 47%, ensuring
smoother, more precise shifting. What's more, the RVS#1 incorporates
specially developed engine strategies for an even more exciting, exclusive
• An exclusive kit supplied to RVS#1 customers
includes the SC-Project silencer.
FRAME AND CHASSIS SET-UP
The RVS#1 frame is essential in that it is lightweight and exceptional in
that it is designed with dynamic performance in mind. The main tubular
steel trellis frame features the traditional aeronautical-grade aluminium
alloy side plates, the model name elegantly engraved on the right-hand side.
Details highlight the quest for excellence: the instrument panel is mounted
on a metal support, designed and built directly by CRC, the Research
Center in San Marino. Brake and clutch lines are model-specific, as are the
stunningly styled Braking Sunstar Batfly front discs. The brake and clutch
fluid reservoir plugs are made of billet aluminium. Rigorously wire-spoked,
the Kineo wheels have a striking machined profile. They also stand out on
account of the one red-coloured nipple - a real touch of flair. That same
hint of colour, evocative of the racing world, is seen at the edge of the
side stand. Because nothing on the MV Agusta RVS#1 has been left
to chance. Grips, for example, are now 'grippier' thanks to special relief
moulding and are decorated with another flash of red in the form of a
Up front, the adaptive headlight is a masterpiece of style and
performance. A carefully crafted outer ring reproduces a part of the MV
Agusta logo. The inner area is simply astounding: LED segments, in fact,
are switched on according to the dynamic parameters defined by the
inertial platform incorporated in the headlight. That means the LEDs come
on/go out depending on the speed and tilt of the bike, their powerful
beams lighting up the appropriate section of road. Just one example
of how cutting-edge technology and attention to detail come together
perfectly on the new MV Agusta RVS#1.
The rear LED light cluster ensures optimal vehicle visibility and features a
new 'smoked' cover.
Tank and seat provide further evidence of craftsmanship: the former has
been machined so that titanium strips can be set in it, making an already
original design inimitable. Redesigned to enhance ergonomics and
comfort, the seat has an exclusive eye-catching honeycomb pattern.
The right-hand side of the bike features a powerful pair of LED spotlights,
exclusive to the RVS#1. Mounted on a light carbon fibre support, the two
LED lights are controlled by a dedicated handlebar switch and are
connected to a pair of on-off status indicators. Machined-from-solid rear
view mirrors are perfectly consistent with the RVS#1 project, as the
Cooling system Cooling with separeted liquid and oil
Engine management system Integrated ignition - injection system MVICS 2.0
(Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System)
with six injectors. Engine control unit
Eldor EM2.0, throttle body full drive by
wire Mikuni, pencil-coil with ion-sensing
technology, control of detonation and misfire
Torque control with four maps, Traction
Control with eight levels of intervention
Electronic quick-shift MV EAS 2.0 (Electronically Assisted Shift
up & down)
Clutch Multi-disk wet clutch with hydraulic actuation
Transmission Cassette style; six speed, constant mesh
Primary drive 19/36
First gear: 13/37
Second gear: 16/34
Third gear: 18/32
Fourth gear: 19/30
Fifth gear: 21/30
Sixth gear: 22/29
Final drive ratio 16/41
Voltage 12 V
Alternator 350 W at 5000 r.p.m.
Battery 12 V - 8.6 Ah
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Wheelbase 1380 mm (54.30 in.)
Overall length 2060 mm (81.06 in.)
Overall width 820 mm (32.28 in.)
Saddle height 811 mm (31.91 in.)
Min. ground clearance 149 mm (5.86 in.)
Trail 95 mm (3.74 in.)
Dry weight 168 kg (370.4 lbs.) - 160 kg (352.7 lbs.)***
Fuel tank capacity 16.5 l (4.36 U.S. gal.)
Maximum speed* 245.0 km/h (153.1 mph)
* Top speed attained on closed course.
** Limited power versions available on demand.
*** Kit SC Exhaust and ECU Map version
Every country could have a price variation due to local import duties and taxes.
MY 2017 - 12/06/17
METAL CARBON BLACK / METAL ANTHRACITE
Steering damper Manually adjustable with 8 settings
Headlight Adaptive full LED
Upper triple clamp plate - Footrest support
protection - Front brake and clutch levers
protections - Inserts for fuel tank - SC Project
CARBON FIBER COMPONENTS
Rear swingarm protection cover - Painted
rear mudguard - Airbox side fairings - RH/LH
radiator air scoops and RH air scoop with
lamps - Upper and lower chain guards
Fuel tank protection cover - Complete front
Adaptive full LED headlight - Headlight
support - Dashboard support - Braking
front and rear brake disk - Special handgrips -
CNC rearview mirrors (by CRC) - RH/LH lever
protections - CNC rear license plate holder arm
CNC license plate light - CNC rear swingarm
protection - CNC clutch lever - CNC front brake
lever - LED turn indicators - Seat personalized
with hexagonal graphic stitching - Frame side
plates and tail piece with surface aluminum
machining - CNC adjustable footrest supports
CNC special footrests - Special semi-handlebars
- Special upper triple clamp - Clutch
crankcase protection cover - CNC wheel nut
and crown wheel nut - Generator crankcase
protection cover, clutch protection cover
RH/LH engine side protections obtained by
CNC - Front and rear wheels with milling on
channel - Rear lights with smoke-grey colour
lens - Special painting
SC Project exhaust silencer - Power unit for
SC exhaust silencer (with special mapping)
Tarpaulin - Welcome kit with RVS certificate
of origin - Carbon fiber RH radiator air scoop
LED side lamps - RH footrest support
protection - Racing fuel tank cap - Wooden
RSV #1 RACING PARTS KIT:
• MOTORCYCLE COVER
• WELCOME KIT WITH CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN
• “QUICK RELEASE” FUEL TANK CAP
• ENGINE OIL CAP BLACK ERGAL
• RACING EXHAUST SILENCER with MOUNTING KIT
• ECU WITH RACING MAP
• RH TITANIUM FOOTREST PROTECTION
• RH AIR SCOOP WITH LAMPS AND DEDICATED FIXING KIT
• ERGAL CLUTCH COVER PROTECTION
• COMPLETE SUPPORT FOR ERGAL FRAME PROTECTION (RH/LH SIDE)
• ENGINE PICK-UP PROTECTION
• ERGAL REARVIEW MIRROR
• ERGAL REARVIEW MIRROR CONNECTION BUSHING
• TITANIUM AND ERGAL FRONT BRAKE LEVER PROTECTION
• TITANIUM AND ERGAL CLUTCH LEVER PROTECTION
MV AGUSTA CONSOLIDATES ITS INDUSTRIAL PLAN
Varese, 24th March 2017 - Following the announcement of the agreement on the capital
increase of MV Agusta, signed on 17th November between MV Agusta Holding, a
participation company controlled by Giovanni Castiglioni and the investment group Black
Ocean, controlled by the Sardarov family and by British financier, Oliver Ripley, the Italian
motorcycle manufacturer, adds another important element for the consolidation of its plan.
On 15th March 2017, MV Agusta received from the Court of Varese the green light to the
industrial plan put forward, aimed at the strategic and financial reshaping of the company,
leader in super premium motorcycle production.
Giovanni Castiglioni, stated: "In the last 12 months, the implemented measures have
brought MV Agusta back in positive cash flow generation, allowing the company to
accomplish the targets set in its plan and to consistently support product development and
consolidation of our main markets. MV Agusta has a completely new product line, born from
5 years of heavy investments that, along with our iconic brand, represent the key elements to
support our growth and our clients demand."
MV Agusta relaunches the North American Market
The Italian Manufacturer, key player in the super premium motorcycle segment, will be concentrating it's efforts in increasing the presence and brand awareness in the United States and Canada.
MV AGUSTA Motor S.p.A. and Urban Moto Group Pty Ltd signed an agreement related to the development of the US market. The partnership aims to create a new brand strategy in the US, in order to reinforce and consolidate the brand in a Country which is part of MV Agusta future strategy.
MV AGUSTA USA LLC, the current vehicle for the sales of MV Agusta motorcycles in the US market, will now be led by Urban Motor Group, through a specific and dedicated business unit, and managed directly through its CEO, Joseph Elasmar who will run the USA team to develop and reinforce the MV Agusta brand position in USA.
Aligning itself with MV Agusta’s ambition, the new management team will also focus on building brand awareness and quality customer service by harnessing the wealth of experience, robust business model, passion in motorcycles and extrinsic perspective that has earnt Urban Moto Imports the reputation and accolade of being the key distributor for a number of motorcycle brands including MV Agusta.
The driving force behind Urban Moto Group has been the relentless ambition of Joseph Elasmar to bring to market products of distinction. From humble beginnings and as an astute student of International Business, Elasmar built the Group from experience of over 14 years in the motorcycle industry. The opportunity to represent MV Agusta in North America is a direct result of a strong and successful relationship with the MV Agusta factory and with Giovanni Castiglioni, CEO of MV Agusta. The two Groups are already partners since years in the Australian market, where Urban Moto successfully made it one of today's first markets for MV Agusta's exports.
"We are very excited to build a successful relationship with Urban Moto Group as a new partner also overseeing and developing the presence of MV Agusta in the USA market. Urban Moto has a remarkable track record in delivering a strong dealership network, backed with excellent customer service and dealer support. We are very confident that with Urban Moto we will enter in a new era for MV Agusta in the States, invigorating sales and passion for our motorcycles. Along with the binding agreements signed with Black Ocean Group for a capital increase in MV Agusta, the reorganisation of the US market is another milestone in MV Agusta restructuring plan; our sole focus is clearly consolidating our leadership in the production of high end motorcycles under the MV Agusta brand, and the North American Market will play an important role in our future" said Giovanni Castiglioni.
Joseph Elasmar commented: "Whilst other mainstream brands have taken the mass production approach, MV Agusta continues to do what others dream to do. Coupled with its rich racing heritage, names of famous riders and drivers, to its own bespoke R&D performance centre CRC (Castiglioni Research Centre), MV Agusta is without peer.
2017 looks set to be the most exciting year for MV Agusta with new model updates, yet to be released special editions and coveted new riders for the World Supersport Championship including title contender USA rider P.J. Jacobsen on the latest F3 675 RC motorcycle. Not forgetting, of course, the latest F4 RC which is tipped to excel further at the helm of former BSB Champion Leon Camier. There is just so much going on at the factory. The new technical updates that are coming to the road range in 2017 alone is quite amazing, with CRC mastering significant changes to chassis, engine and electronics componentry. CRC has also proven once again it is at the forefront in R&D with the recent release at EICMA of the most powerful 800 cc naked under Euro 4 constraints, the Brutale 800 RR. I’m really looking forward to build MV Agusta in the USA and in particular seeing customers experience the difference of hand built Italian masterpieces."
Media events, shows and customer experience days are being scheduled for 2017 with unveilings of new releases and limited special editions. This year MV Agusta USA will be inviting media to an upcoming conference in the first half and will welcome new introductions.
With an expected update to the dealer network in the coming months, the current MV Agusta USA head office in Pennsylvania will be joined by a second new office on the West Coast in California. For all media communication please contact email@example.com.
Riders Primed for Suzuki Series
The annual Suzuki Series kicks off at Taupo on December 4 and the 2016 edition is packed with International riders ready to take on New Zealand's best motorcycle racers.
The Suzuki Series is spread over three quick-fire rounds during December at Taupo, Manfeild and Wanganui, and is the richest international motorcycle series in New Zealand with $36,550 series prizemoney.
With 13 Isle of Man TT wins the headline rider is Michael Dunlop of Northern Ireland, who is also the fastest man ever around the unforgiving road course. Dunlop, 27, set his scorching lap record of 215.591kmh (133.962 mph - average speed) during the Senior TT on June 10.
Dunlop is racing at Manfeild and at Whanganui for the very first time and will expect to be amongst the leading group on a Suzuki GSXR1000 superbike, so it'll be interesting to see if he can make history down-under around the legendary Cemetery Circuit?
2016 is the third appearance for Liechtenstein resident Horst Saiger, who won the 2014 Suzuki Series on debut aboard the Red Devil Racing Kawasaki ZX-10R. The 45 year old has extensive road circuit experience around the globe on tracks including the Isle of Man where he lapped at 204.39kmh (127mph) earlier this year, the North West 200, and at Macau. Last year Saiger and kiwi Sloan Frost entered the final round at Whanganui equal on points, but it was Frost who won the Suzuki Series, from Tony Rees, with Saiger third.
Saiger will be trying hard to turn that result around in 2016, but there is one particular race he wants to check off his extensive list. "I would really be happy if I could win the Robert Holden Memorial one time in my life, that`s the main race for me," Saiger said from Macau.
Defending Suzuki Series and 2016 NZ Superbike champion Sloan Frost starts as favourite kiwi and will be keen to keep the international stars behind his Fujitsu TSS Red Baron Suzuki NZ GSXR1000.
Scott Moir was fourth overall last year on his Penny Homes Suzuki GSXR1000, and the Taupo rider will be trying hard to move up a few places in a series which rewards consistency as much as speed.
Toby Summers is another rider in with a good chance. The Aucklander won the F2 600 title in 2014 but last year suffered a first round crash on his 2016 Barnes Jenkins Insurance Kawasaki ZX-10R superbike. With more big-bike experience under his belt the former Supermoto supremo will come out with guns blazing this year, and he's doing double duty by also riding an R&R Power Sports Yamaha YZ250 in Supermoto.
The experienced Ray Clee (Auckland) returns to race his Team RCM Suzuki GSXR1000 superbike, while Ben Rosendaal of Whangamata moves up to race a Kawasaki ZX-10R.
Hayden Fitzgerald makes a welcome return to the premier class racing a Yamaha Racing Team bLU cRU R1 in F1 Superbike, plus an RGM supported bLU cRU Yamaha R6 in F2 600.
Aucklander Daniel Mettam, 20, won the 2015 F2 600 series and could be a dark horse contender on his Team RCM Suzuki GSXR1000 superbike after moving up to the big-bore category. Whanganui's Jayden Carrick can put in a good performance too, this year he is on a Wanganui Toyota Honda CBR1000RR.
After dominating Whanganui last year with three wins from three starts, 49 year old veteran Tony Rees must be considered another series favourite on his Honda Rider Insurance CBR1000RR. The Whakatane rider entered legend status by taking his sixth Robert Holden Memorial feature win last Boxing Day - his first victory coming 26 years ago in 1990. With sons Damon and Mitchell, Tony Rees won the Motul 6 hour at Hampton Downs in October. Tony will go up against Mitchell in the F1 superbike class for the first time, while Damon remains in the F2 600 category on his Honda Rider Insurance CBR600RR. He was second on the same bike in last year's Suzuki Series.
Each year the Suzuki Series turns out a new F2 600 star and it will likely be the same this year. 21 year old Wellingtonian Shane Richardson ended his 2015 campaign just half a point behind Damon Rees on his Wainui Joinery Kawasaki ZX-6R, although overall winner Daniel Mettam was his closest rival throughout the series. Richardson is a young rider going places, in fact he raced in the final round of the WIL Sport European Junior Cup at Jerez in October where he qualified 12th and posted a very respectable race two 11th place in his first overseas ride.
Jay Lawrence returns from injury to race his TSS Red Baron Suzuki GSXR600 and, like fellow Wellingtonian Rogan Chandler riding a Triumph 675, will be at the pointy end of the field throughout the three round Suzuki Series.
Adding glamour to the F2 600 class is Avalon Biddle, who won the 2016 FIM European Women's Cup for the second year running! Avalon has done her country proud by completing every race inside the top 15 except one, in her title defence in one of the most competitive championships in Europe. She will be riding an MTF Vehicle Finance Kawasaki ZX6R, built by Ozzy Performance.
17 year old Aucklander Aaron Hassan is another quick racer going places fast and remains on a Suzuki GSXR600. The Aucklander crashed out of both opening races last year so will be thinking in terms of consistency if he wants the F2 600 title his brother, Jaden, won in 2012.
Our leading F2 600 racers had better watch out for James Flitcroft, of Spain, who will race a Honda CBR600RR. Flitcroft rode the Tony Stanwell SBR Norton at Hampton Downs during the Shorai Batteries Post Classic International in October and was nearly as fast as the leading F1 machines!
UK-based multi-sidecar world champion Tim Reeves was the star of the 2015 Suzuki Series and this year John Holden makes his first trip to NZ to try his luck. Holden is an experienced sidecar racer from the UK and is a two-time winner of the Isle of Man Sidecar TT where he
tasted the winners champagne in 2011, and then again last year, lapping at a speedy 184kmh (114.282mph)!
Kiwi Robbie Shorter will 'swing' for Holden during all three Suzuki Series rounds on Holden's LCR Honda 600 powered F2 rig, so it will be interesting to see if they can beat the local 1000cc powered sidecars.
The 2016 Suzuki Series also includes several support categories with F3, Post Classic, Supermoto and BEARS riders all vying for top honours.
Early-bird tickets for all rounds round are available at www.cemeterycircuit.co.nz and go in the draw to win a $2,995 Suzuki UK110 scooter in MotoGP colours – drawn outside Suzuki NZ headquarters at Whanganui after the racing. The winner will be notified within 6 days.
2016 Suzuki Series schedule
Rnd 1: Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, Taupo, Sunday December 4
Rnd 2: Manfeild Park, Feilding, Sunday December 11
Rnd 3: Wanganui Cemetery Circuit, Monday December 26
Words by Terry Stevenson
MV Agusta Holding and Black Ocean signed the agreement for a capital increase in MV AGUSTA. The international investment company Black Ocean Group and MV AGUSTA Holding, major shareholder of MV AGUSTA MOTOR SPA, signed binding agreements for a capital increase in MV AGUSTA on the 17th of November. The recapitalization of the world famous Italian motorcycle manufacturer together with the the restructuring plan of the company has the aim of consolidating its leadership in the production of high end motorcycles under the MV AGUSTA brand. The closing of the transaction is expected to coincide with the homologation of MV AGUSTA restructuring plan. Black Ocean, which is part of the international holding Ocean Group, is an investment group, founded by entrepreneurs Oliver Ripley and Timur Sardarov, with offices in New York, London and Luxembourg. The company has invested and built a diverse group of businesses spanning technology investments, private aviation, real estate and agriculture. Oliver Ripley, Ceo of Black Ocean, commented : We are very pleased to become part of such an iconic Italian company and excited by the opportunity to build this into a truly international brand and industry leader. Giovanni Castiglioni, Ceo of MV AGUSTA, announced: I am very pleased that we have reached this agreement with Black Ocean. Beyond the strengthening of our capital, which is important for the future growth of MV AGUSTA, I strongly believe that Mr Sardarov , Mr Ripley and their global team will be able to contribute with their entrepreneurial and managerial skills in the consolidation of MV AGUSTA as a key player in the super premium motorcycle market. The details of the agreement have not been disclosed by the parties.
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MV AGUSTA TURISMO VELOCE RC
A dedicated race kit and a list of enhancements make this motorcycle the most sport’s
orientated tourer ever.
Varese, November 3th 2016 - A revolutionary product concept came before distinctive
aesthetics; the Turismo Veloce has redefined the idea of a touring motorcycle. MV Agusta
has re-prioritised and redefined the objectives, focusing on compact volumes, minimal
weight wrapped in a unique design. Initial studies took into account the side mounted
luggage, designed to integrate seamlessly not only with the lines of the bike but also with
the supporting structure of the rider seat and passenger. When the luggage is removed
the bikes character is transformed and characterised by a lithe, dynamic profile. Focused
around a compact three-cylinder 800 cc engine – with a revised black surface treatment -
the “Fast Tourer” offers an unaccustomed light weight to power ratio for this segment.
The use of LED lighting technology combined with a graphic DRL (Daylight Riding Light)
has created a unique identity for this vehicle, making this bike immediately identifiable,
even in a fleeting moment when encountered on the street.
The construction of this top of the range motorcycle is further enriched by virtue of the RC
version, which will be produced in a limited edition of 250 pieces. Recognizable primarily
for specific racing livery, characteristically aligned to the other precious RC models.
The evolution of the Turismo Veloce encompasses both functional and cosmetic features:
the latter of which is accentuated with a carbon fiber deflector on the front mudguard.
The forged wheels feature a design that accentuates lightness and a racing pedigree derived
from the variant used on the F4RC. Functional changes include a new sprocket, which
improves smooth driving characteristics and precision. The passenger seat has been
redesigned to improve ergonomics and comfort over long distances. The front engine
mounts have increased longitudinal chassis stiffness and subsequently driving dynamics.
There has been a series of profound modifications regarding the three-cylinder engine with
counter-rotating crank; redesigned to further reduce vibration and noise. Regarding the
head there has been interventions to the valve guides, redesigned to achieve improved
reliability; the harmonic damper and the chain tensioner, which now ensure a significant
reduction in mechanical noise alongside an updated gearing for the transmission.
The desire to improve an engine that has achieved since the onset highest levels of
efficiency is underlined by the new six-speed gearbox, with an optimized design to improve
general functionality for faster, precise, gear shifting. The starter motor and the associated
gears have been revised and improved for enhanced reliability and durability, critical to a
model that was created to cover tens of thousands of kilometers per year.
Alongside the mechanical updates there has been further refinement to the MVICS 2.0
(Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) electronic platform developed exclusively
by MV Agusta and with EAS 2.0 (Electronic Assisted Shift Up & Down), as well as traction
control adjustable on 8 levels with the possibility of complete disengagement. The first
improvements were made to the engine control management, with the aim of increasing
the engine regularity providing a more fluid and enjoyable power delivery in all conditions.
Consequently there has been a redefininition of the various engine maps (Flexible
‘Tourism’, Full-Power ‘Sport’ and ‘Rain’ limited to 80 hp), in search of perfection and
refinement . The hardware has been subject of significant improvemnets, thanks to the
revision of the Ride By Wire components, for maximum sensitivity, response and improved
The high quality of the chassis is the result of the integration with the platform MVICS:
front forks and a Sachs rear shock absorber are controlled by electronics on the basis
of the vehicle's dynamic parameters. The semi-active suspension provides continuous
control of the response, on the basis of the established and reliable ‘Skyhook’ algorithm;
revised and tuned by MV to define the Turismo Veloce riding characteristics.
Standard equipment includes the Garmin navigation system, dedicated twin 30 liter
capacity side panniers, center stand, adjustable windshield, heated grips and cruise control.
NEW BRUTALE 800 RR
MV Agusta presents at EICMA the most beautiful and powerful naked bike ever.
Varese, November 7th 2016 - The revolution, by MV Agusta, has a new name: Brutale 800 RR.
Adrenaline and pure style. A sublime riding experience that has enchanted riders in search of
that something more, beyond extreme acceleration. After conquering unanimous positive
feedback and being voted the most beautiful bike of the year (www.infomotori.com) for
EICMA 2016 (Milan, Rho Pero, 8 to 13 November) the most beautiful naked of all time
returns to be the most powerful, and the most technological, whilst boasting the lowest
emissions within it’s category. Thanks to the"RR" equipment, the quality of the Euro IV
updates and implemented electronics the experience of the MV Agusta Brutale RR is even
more intense, immediate, fluid and adrenaline inducing: 140 hp from launch, a full torque
curve, complimented with the best suspension and control package. So, MV Agusta
strengthens its technological leadership in the year Euro IV regulations are introduced,
reinterpreting the same performance led strategy that make it an icon in motorcycling: the
‘bad’ Schiranna naked, benefits from a thrilling riding experience accompanied with an
exceptional level of refinement: less vibration, noise reductions of 50% compared to
the previous model, lower emissions, more power, and less demanding set-up. A dream
constructed around acceleration and design.
RR stands for maximum power: with 140 hp at 13,100 revs / min and a maximum torque
of 86 Nm at 10,100 rpm / min generated by the presence of two injectors per cylinder.
A package specifically developed to retain the riding dynamics and sheer exhilaration of
the models prior to the introduction of the new restrictive emission regulations. The result
is astonishing; a true technological leap with a refined engine cylinder head developed for
noise suppression to the benefit of augmenting ‘permitted’ sound by MV: namely those
generated by the combustion. With the introduction of new components such as a harmonic
damper, a new mechanical cam-chain tensioner, new camshafts, new valve guides, all
completely redesigned and utilizing new materials to minimize stresses and vibrations.
Noise reduction also extends to the side covers of the engine, which also act as engine
protectors. An entirely new countershaft, starter motor, and primary gear drive, are aimed
at improving the reliability. The designs of the transmission gears are also redesigned to
achieve better meshing and therefore smoother transitions.
The new Brutale RR 800 take the model presented at EICMA last year to new extremes.
The classic MV naked was reshaped and reinterpreted; new aero forms were introduced
with respect for the classic style that defined the Brutale DNA typified by the unique front
headlight profile and distinctive ‘organ pipe’ silencer which has increased both in profile
and volume (+ 3 lt). Other distinctive elements of the new Brutale include the split seat,
retractable passenger grab handles a graphic LED rear tail light and the compact LED
indicators. The strongest feature is the futuristic signature light alloy structure of the
subframe, which connects to the trapezoidal fuel tank (16.5 litres) creating a visually front
biased volume that accentuates the aggressive character of this naked whilst retaining a
uniquely balanced compact proportion. Introduced specifically for the RR version, are new
forged wheels with a specific contrasting surface treatment.
The upgrade of the New Brutale 800 RR is also electronic. The throttle unit has been updated,
up & down EAS 2.0 Quick Shift is standard complimented by a hydraulic clutch with
integrated slipper system. The engine management is entrusted to MVICS system and
includes an updated Full Ride by Wire System incorporating multi-map with eight level
adjustable traction control. Finally the new dashboard is now equipped with an OBD
function (On Board Diagnostics).
More power is managed by the introduction of a new steering damper, with eight levels
of manual adjustment. The hydraulic Marzocchi upside down fork utilize lightweight gold
anodized aluminum stanchions (comprising an external compression adjustment system,
extension and spring preload) and an adjustable Sachs rear monoshock. The braking
system is entirely Brembo with a pair of floating front discs 320 mm diameter and fourpiston
calipers, while the rear operates a twin piston caliper on a 220 mm diameter disc.
To top it all, the Bosch ABS 9 Plus, ensures safety and performance on all road surfaces.
The new Brutale RR 800 is available in two colors: Ice / Carbon Black Metallic and Red
Shock Pearl / Carbon Black Metallic.
MV AGUSTA F4 RC
New racing kit and 2016 WSBK livery for top of the range MV Agusta.
Varese, October 20th 2016 - The result of a meticulous and continuous evolution that
has been applied to the refinement of every detail. The new MV Agusta F4 RC excels both
on the road and the track with it’s direct connection to WSBK championship racing.
It is therefore unquestionable that you will discover the same technical pedigree of the
‘Reparto Corse’ F4 ridden by British rider Leon Camier.
As with Camier’s F4, the F4 RC can be both enthralling and efficient; the most comprehensive
package amongst Hypersports. Elegant and simple, the F4 RC is instantly recognizable with
a stunning red and white graphic base as that used on the official version, including sponsor
logos. The number "37" embellished on the fairing is a reminder of the constructors World
titles won by MV Agusta.
Each of the 250 pieces that make up the total production of the new F4 RC, is a real
collector's item accompanied with a valuable racing kit. The classic wood box contains
high quality components, specifically designed and built for the racing F4 RC. In detail:
the SC-Project titanium single exit exhaust system has been developed together with the
dedicated racing Electronic Control Unit, which forms part of the kit. The single seat tail
unit lightens the bike and aesthetically underlines the racing vocation. The fuel cap and
mirror inserts that allow the user to remove the mirrors for track use are machined in ergal
aluminium 7075 providing functional value and enriching further a bike that has redefined
the Hypersports category. The under tailpiece exhaust shroud is manufactured in carbon
fiber, to assist heat transmission with the minimum weight. The personalized protective
bike cover and Certificate of Authentication make the F4 RC even more exclusive.
Performance is also reflected in the numbers: 151 kW, equivalent to 205 hp maximum power
in road configuration. A fact that makes the RC Superbike the most powerful in its class
within series production. With the racing kit the performance increases to 212 hp (158 kW)
at 13600 rpm measured at the crankshaft, the F4 RC in track configuration marks the latest
evolution within the extraordinary development of the in-line 4-cylinder MV Agusta known
as ‘Corsa Corta’ (79x50,9 mm) enhanced with unique technical solutions such as a central
distribution chain and radial valve layout.
The choice of chassis solution from the outset of the F4 has defined an era thanks to the
synthesis between the technical benefits of construction solutions and assembly. The TIG
welded trellis CrMo steel tubes are undoubtedly essential and in some respects even ‘classic’
but the mechanical characteristics offer peak performance. The aluminum alloy plates
close the rear frame structure and form the fulcrum for the single arm, with the possibility
to change height allowing full customization of the riding dynamics. Racing suspension
completes the package of absolute excellence: the Ohlins fork USD NIX type 30 with TiN
surface treatment has separate hydraulic compression adjustment (left leg) and rebound
damping (right leg); spring preload is also permitted. The Ohlins TTX 36 shock with piggyback
reservoir offers the same parameters of adjustment as the fork through convenient
manual mechanical adjusters. Included is also a precisely engineered steering damper
with manual adjustment.
The braking system matches the performance, being composed of a pair of front 320 mm
diameter discs with steel braking areas, aluminum flanges and a radial pump, as well as
Brembo GP 4-piston (30 mm in diameter) radial calipers. The rear steel disc is 210 mm in
diameter with 4-piston caliper. The Bosch ABS 9 Plus with RaceMode utilizes a RLM (Rear
wheel Lift-up Mitigation) system to prevent rear wheel lift under heavy braking.
The Electronic Control Unit is based on efficiency with a specific goal; the aim is to guarantee
the ultimate control of the bike for the pilot, without reducing sensibility; that sensibility
combined with the talent and experience of the pilot can make the difference when a tenth
of a second per lap matters. The technology MVICS 2.0 (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control
System) allows you to command many parameters, including throttle sensitivity, maximum
torque, engine brake, engine response and rev limiter intervention. The inertial platform with
a trim sensor utilizes three gyroscopes and accelerometers to determine a precise operation
of the traction control on 8 levels. It can also be switched off entirely. Shifting is aided with
the 2.0 EAS (Electronically Assisted Shift) Quick Shift is part of the standard specification.
The design team of the Zagato Atelier had to tackle the challenge of creating a bike that would interpret
the lifestyle of the customer, a young Japanese businessman, president of a holding with interests in the
fashion and publishing sectors.
The starting point was the notion that a motorbike expresses its owner’s lifestyle a lot more than a car.
Therefore, it was essential to know and understand the character, passions and wishes of the person to
whom the bike was destined.
The collector or investor who turns to the Zagato Atelier requesting an exclusive piece is certainly someone
with a strong passion. The love for bikes of the client dates back to the Eighties, when he bought his first
motorcycle and started to customise it with his own hands. It was his visceral passion that stimulated
the designers’ creativity. He didn’t want anything modern, fashionable, but something that could instead
keep its value and appeal. What he wanted was a motorbike that wasn’t comparable to any other, that
was classic, but always up to date and with a timeless design.
Zagato would like to thank Dainese who provided the rider’s attire at Chantilly:
Varese, 4 November 2014 - A new dimension. A world described by turns and straight stretches, scenery and
hairpin bends, asphalt. Unique sensations. And just one name: Turismo Veloce. MV Agusta forsakes common
ground and outlines a new way of understanding touring. Available in dealerships from the beginning of 2015.
Lightweight. Feeling. Riding pleasure. Performance. The lightweight 800 three cylinder engine at the centre of
the precious frame with steel trellis structure and aluminium plates. Electronics at the service of the rider. And
so MV Agusta reinvents the Tourer bike, fast, lightweight and dynamic.
The new 3 cylinder engine with 110 HP maximum power and torque increased by 15% (in the most commonly
used rpm range) with respect to the engine that equips the Rivale and Brutale. The weight/power ratio and
torque value make this bike unique and give it unforgettable riding pleasure. Specific pistons, compression ratio
that optimises performance and consumption, top shelf electronics management. In fact, with the new MVICS
2.0 (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System), the injection time and required quantity of fuel at any time
or engine speed are calculated with absolute precision. MVICS 2.0 uses the new TC and the EAS 2.0 with
blipper system, all managed through the new 5” colour TFT instrument cluster which means that the Turismo
Veloce is both docile when riding with the throttle barely open and vivacious with a twist of the wrist.
Acceleration and pick up allow you to take on the competition, thanks in part to the ratios of the refined
removable gearbox which have been optimised for this model. The already low fuel consumption of the three
cylinder MV Agusta engines has been further lowered compared to current models, up to 20% less. And the
search for optimum combustion in the chamber has made Euro4 approval possible.
The availability of 4 engine maps (Touring and Rain with 90 HP maximum power, Sport with 110 and Custom
which can be personalised) translates into maximum freedom of choice to match your riding style in any
conditions. Some of the parameters that can be personalised are the engine torque curve along the power
distribution arc (two levels), the rev limiter mode (more or less abrupt), throttle sensitivity (three levels),
engine brake (two levels) and engine response (two levels).
The substantial traction control evolution, adjustable to eight different levels or able to be disabled, gives the
rider a system that guarantees safety first and foremost, but without penalising the feeling and sensations which
are an essential part of the experience that comes with sitting in the saddle of every MV Agusta. The new
operating logic of the quickshift gearbox falls under this same category: the EAS 2.0 lets the rider up and
downshift without using the clutch. The result? Extremely reduced shifting times, comfort and a lot more focus
dedicated on riding.
The revolutionary concept at the base of this MV Agusta style Tourer is available in two versions: Turismo
Veloce, for those who want light weight and sportiness above all without giving up any of the features, such as
the full LED lights and the instrument cluster with large 5”TFT colour display and Bluetooth. Turismo Veloce
Lusso: with electronically controlled suspension which acquires data on the dynamic performance of the inertial
platform, Turismo Veloce is even more comfortable and efficient, turn after turn. The system acts on the
hydraulic compression and rebound, even with the bike in motion. The instrument cluster with large 5” TFT
colour display also provides GPS information acquisition. And the dedicated App provides full rider and
passenger integration. The original arrangement of the panniers (30 litres each with identical dimensions)
a uniquely styled and practical solution, requires a bearing structure
in cast aluminium which supports the rider saddle, the passenger saddle and the panniers to reduce the
transversal bulk of the bike, as well as guaranteeing the cargo carrying capacity needed to press on even
farther. To the horizon.
Turismo Veloce 800 €15,990
Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso €18,990
Every country could have a price variation due to local import duties and taxes.
Turismo Veloce 800: Red/Silver and Silver/Aviation Grey
Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso: Red/Silver and Pearl White/Aviation Grey
Mercedes-AMG and MV Agusta announce
• Cooperation agreement signed on long-term partnership
• Mercedes-AMG to acquire 25% interest in MV Agusta
• Cooperation in area of marketing and sales Affalterbach, Germany / Varese, Italy – The sports-car and performance brand Mercedes-AMG of the Daimler AG and the motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta have signed a cooperation agreement on a long-term partnership.
Cooperation between the two high-end brands with long
traditions and histories will include the area of marketing and sales. At the
same time, Mercedes-AMG GmbH will acquire a 25% interest in MV Agusta
Motor S.p.A. No details have been disclosed of the price to be paid for the
stake in MV Agusta Motor. Mercedes-AMG will appoint one member of
MV Agusta’s board of directors. The partnership is still subject to the
approval of the relevant authorities, which is expected to be granted in late
Tobias Moers, Chief Executive of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: “In MV Agusta, we
have found the perfect two-wheel partner for Mercedes-AMG. This
manufacturer with a long tradition and Mercedes-AMG are connected not
only by a long and successful racing history, but also by shared values and
goals for the future – allowing the experience of utmost perfection, optimal
performance and motorsport technology for the road. The cooperation with
MV Agusta also underscores the importance of AMG as the sports-car and
high-performance brand of Mercedes-Benz Cars. The partnership provides
us with an entry into a world of additional high-performance enthusiasts.”
Giovanni Castiglioni, President and CEO of MV Agusta Motor S.p.A.,
commented: “MV Agusta and Mercedes-AMG are a perfect brand fit: Two
complementary companies that stand for design, high performance and
excellence. Mercedes-AMG will help MV Agusta to further expand globally
and to accelerate our growth. The uniqueness of MV Agusta will further
enhance Mercedes-AMG’s leadership in the high-performance segment.”
October 31, 2014Daimler Communications, 70546 Stuttgart, Germany
Wilko Stark, Vice President Daimler Strategy & Mercedes-Benz Cars Product Page 2
Strategy and Planning: “The positioning of Mercedes-AMG as the
performance brand in the Mercedes-Benz product portfolio will be further
strengthened through the strategic partnership with MV Agusta. The
strategic cooperation with MV Agusta will allow us to address
high-performance enthusiasts with automobiles and with motorcycles.
Through the cooperation in the area of marketing and sales, we will be able
to attract new target groups for both companies all over the world.”
As a 100% subsidiary of Daimler AG, Mercedes-AMG GmbH is the sports-car
and performance brand of Mercedes-Benz Cars. The company was founded
in 1967 by Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher, and built its
reputation on the basis of great success in motorsport and a unique product
portfolio. At present, the Affalterbach-based company employs
approximately 1,200 people, of whom 700 are active in the area of
development engineering. This reflects the company’s high technological
standards and self-image: Mercedes-AMG automobiles are today renowned
worldwide for high performance, perfection and precision, and are the
benchmark in many areas. The company’s motorsport DNA is tangible in
every model, and especially in the two sports cars completely developed in
Affalterbach, the SLS and the recently unveiled Mercedes-AMG GT, which
will further enhance the profile of the performance brand. In 2013,
Mercedes-AMG achieved unit sales of 32,000 cars; by the middle of this
year, a total of 23,000 AMG automobiles had been sold.
In the AMG engine factory in Affalterbach, highly qualified engine mechanics
build the engines by hand according to the highest quality standards and
the principle of “one man, one engine” – as witnessed by the AMG engine
plate bearing the signature of the responsible mechanic. This exclusive
craftsmanship fits exactly with the MV Agusta philosophy of raising the
development and manufacturing of motorcycles to another level:
MV Agusta Motor S.p.A., headquartered in Varese/Italy, was originally
founded in 1945 by Domenico Agusta. The North Italian manufacturer
attained international renown for its advanced technology and high
performance, which helped to make it one of the most successful brands in
the world of motorcycle racing. MV Agusta motorcycles represent
dedication to the perfect balance of high performance and breathtaking
Italian design. The company currently employs a workforce of approximately
260 employees at its headquarters located on the shore of Lago di Varese
in Northern Italy, of whom 90 work in the area of research and
development. MV Agusta’s product portfolio is based on two main
platforms, comprising three- and four-cylinder models ranging from 675 to
1100 cubic centimeters engine displacement and occupying the supersport, Daimler Communications, 70546 Stuttgart, Germany
superbike, sports-naked and crossover segments. MV Agusta Motor S.p.A. Page 3
is also the owner of Cagiva, a further renowned Italian historical motorcycle
Through the sales-and-marketing partnership with Mercedes-AMG, the
producer of high-performance motorcycles should further accelerate its
growth, which has been at a double-digit rate for the past five years. The
continuing extension of its motorcycle range will be announced at the
forthcoming EICMA international motorcycle fair in Milan. MV Agusta will
present new models in the sports-naked segment embodying the maximum
expression of design and power – the Brutale 800 RR and the
Dragster 800 RR. With the all new Stradale 800 and the all new Turismo
Veloce 800 models, MV Agusta will continue its expansion by entering the
touring market segment for the first time.
Hendrik Sackmann, Daimler AG, +49 (0)711 17-35014, firstname.lastname@example.org
Birgit Zaiser, Mercedes-AMG, + 49(0)7144 302-581, email@example.com
Alessia Riboni, MV Agusta, +39 335 7566274, Alessia.firstname.lastname@example.org
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2014 World Superbike Championship, Round 11 Magny-Cours (France), 3 – 5 October 2014
TEAM MV AGUSTA REPARTO CORSE DOMINATES THE FIELD IN FRANCE
The race weekend at Magny-Cours, in France, ended with an extraordinary win by Jules Cluzel in Supersport and an excellent 8th place by Claudio Corti in Race 2 in Superbike.
In the Supersport event Cluzel rode with precision and intelligence. In addition to Saturday’s pole position, Jules also notched up a lap time of 1’40.550, earning him the fastest lap in the category and the track record. In the race itself the Frenchman got away well, tucking in behind race leader Sofuoglu until lap 9 when the latter made an error, allowing Cluzel to open up his F3 and move ahead of the field in this penultimate race of the season. The MV Agusta Reparto Corse rider managed both his lead and the on-track conditions superbly before the race was halted in lap 12 because of a broken air fence.
For the third time this season, then, the French rider takes the top of the podium, doing so, what’s more, on his ‘home turf’: this excellent performance now puts him in second place in the world championship rankings.
Massimo Roccoli’s performance also proved to be highly positive. The Rimini-born racer clinched the 7th fastest time in qualifying but a problem during the warm-up lap forced him to start from the pit lane. Nevertheless, Massimo grittily fought his way back up through the field to put himself in the points.
Jules Cluzel: “I’m delighted, it’s been an upbeat weekend. On Saturday we not only took pole position, we also scored a track record. During the race I was really focussed in order to avoid any errors, although I still had to run risks on account of the slippery conditions on the rain-soaked track. And I won at home, here in France, by a massive 20 seconds… it’s been a thrilling weekend!”
Massimo Roccoli: “I was fast right from the start, and the fact that I love this Magny-Cours track really played a part in that. The seventh place in qualifying was good pay-back for what was a great all-round team effort. When we got to the race, though, I had problems during the warm-up lap, which forced me into the pits and meant I had to start from the pit-lane. A real shame!
Nevertheless, I really want to thank the team for giving me the opportunity to take part in this race and be so competitive.”
In Superbike, instead, patient teamwork resulted in a further performance boost to the F4, the race outcome rewarding the excellent balance of the 4-cylinder Italian bike. Riding in the wet, Claudio Corti scored two positive placings: after coming thirteenth in Race 1, the team tweaked the F4 set-up, allowing Corti to take eighth place in Race 2.
Claudio Corti: “The qualifying was done in the dry, but the race was ridden in the wet and our set-up wasn’t suited to the conditions. I was also slowed by a couple of contacts with other riders. In Race 2 things went much better as we were able to make good use of the data collected in Race 1 to improve the set-up. I finished 8th, the best result of the season, clear evidence that we’re improving and building on all the hard work of these last months.”
The last round of the season will be held in one month’s time at the Losail International Circuit, in Qatar.