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
evocative red-eyed skull graphic clearly indicates.
The titanium exhaust included in the kit was designed and built by SCProject
together with MV Agusta: this racing-derived model significantly
improves performance while providing a clear weight saving. It gives the
rear of the RVS#1 rugged personality, bringing out the bike's refined yet
muscled design. Designed for use on race tracks or areas not open to
public traffic, this exhaust is not road-legal. The rider footpegs - anodized
and then CNC machine-finished - take their cue from the MV Agusta
That characterisation extends to the Pirelli MT 60 RS tyres, which bring
out the full aesthetic and practical potential of the RVS#1, extending its
scope beyond the traditional horizons of road bikes.
• Bike design is made even more unique
by this pair of LED lights mounted
on a carbon fibre support.
• Each RSV#1 bike has a titanium plate
certifying the serial number.
• The striking spoked wheels are made even more
unique with a specially machined profile.
The red nipple can't fail to catch the eye.
• The red-eyed skull adds a touch
of personality to the seat.
MV Agusta is committed to the constant improvement of our products. Therefore the information and technical characteristics of the vehicles are subject to change without notice.
Type ALS Steel tubular trellis
Rear swing arm pivot plates material Aluminium alloy
Type Marzocchi “UPSIDE DOWN” telescopic
hydraulic fork in DLC treated aluminium,
with anodized fork legs and having
rebound-compression damping and spring
preload external and separate adjustment
Fork dia. 43 mm (1.69 in.)
Fork travel 125 mm (4.92 in.)
Type Progressive Sachs, single shock
absorber with rebound and compression
damping and spring preload adjustment
Single sided swing arm material Aluminium alloy
Wheel travel 125 mm (4.92 in.)
Front brake Double floating disc with Ø 320 mm (Ø 12.6 in.)
diameter, with steel Braking Bat Fly disks
Front brake caliper Brembo radial-type, with 4 pistons
Ø 32 mm (Ø 1.26 in.)
Rear brake Single Wave steel disc with Ø 220 mm (Ø 8.66 in.)
Rear brake caliper Brembo with 2 pistons - Ø 34 mm (Ø 1.34 in.)
ABS System Bosch 9 Plus with RLM
(Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation
Front: Material/size With aluminium alloy spokes 3.50” x 17”
Rear: Material/size With aluminium alloy spokes 6.00” x 17”
Front Pirelli MT 60 RS WF 120/70 - ZR 17 M/C (58 W)
Rear Pirelli MT 60 RS WR 180/55 - ZR 17 M/C (73 W)
Material Carbon fiber and thermoplastic
Environmental Standard Euro 4
Combined fuel consumption 6,8 l/100 km
CO2 Emissions 163 g/km
Combined fuel consumption 00 l/100 km
CO2 Emissions 000 g/km
Type Three cylinder, 4 stroke, 12 valve
Timing system “D.O.H.C” with mechanical chain tensioner
Total displacement 798 cm3 (48.68 cu. in.)
Compression ratio 13.3:1
Bore x stroke 79 mm x 54.3 mm (3.1 in. x 2.1 in.)
Max. power - r.p.m. (at the crankshaft)** 103 kW (140 hp) at 12.500 r.p.m.
110 kW (150 hp) at 12.800 r.p.m.***
Max. torque - r.p.m. 87 Nm (8.87 kgm) at 10.100 r.p.m.
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:
‘D-air Racing Mugello F3’ (bespoke) suit
‘Carbon d1 long’ gloves
‘Torque d1 out’ boots
AGV ‘Corsa’ helmet
MV AGUSTA: THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES
Varese, July 5, 2016 – MV Agusta presents the “Emotion Road” programme, the first true motorcycle vacation
package designed to permit tourists from around the world to discover Italy while riding the MV Agusta Turismo
Veloce 800. Well aware of the growth in visitors to our country, the Schiranna-based company is proud to take a
leading role in a tourism project that will allow anyone to explore the wonders of Italy aboard the ultimate
“Made in Italy” motorcycle.
Through the joint efforts of MV Agusta and specialist travel company Novara Pop Srl, and with the support of
AIAV (the Italian Association of Travel Agents) and De Petri Adventure (http://www.mvagustaadventure.com),
“Emotion Road” offers a truly unique travel experience. The fortunate group of motorcycle enthusiasts taking
part in the programme will travel along the most picturesque routes in Italy, and will stay in the most exclusive
and atmospheric hotels. This will result in an unforgettable experience exploring the beauty of Italy while
experiencing the all-round performance of the fabulous MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800; a bike which combines
the soul, elegance and authenticity embodied in the term “Made in Italy”.
The unique nature of “Emotion Road” lies in its ability to offer a turnkey package combined with an original
approach to tourism. It provides a perfect solution for customers seeking to satisfy their desire to discover Italy
while experiencing the country’s natural beauty and spirit of adventure.
The journey will be enriched by the presence and expert guidance of Alessandro "Ciro" De Petri, who will guide
the tour aboard an MV Agusta motorcycle.
For more information: http://www.googitaly.com/Idee/Moto-turismo
MV AGUSTA AND MOTUL SIGN
WIDE-RANGING GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP
One of the most historic and legendary motorcycle manufacturers, MV Agusta, has signed a wide-ranging
global partnership with one of the world’s leading lubricant companies, Motul.
Varese, 26 May 2016 - The deal covers use of the company’s extensive range of products at all levels in the
Italian marque’s factory, plus a first-fill and service fill for all motorcycles bearing the prestigious brand’s name.
In addition, many decades of competition experience from the lubricant experts will benefit carefully selected
partners through an all-encompassing racing collaboration in the Motul-sponsored FIM World Superbike
Giovanni Castiglioni, MV Agusta - President & CEO, spoke warmly of the newly agreed association: “I do not
consider this a simple business partnership with a leading brand in the lubricants industry, but a tribute to the
fundamental ingredient in the process of manufacturing our motorbikes; a completely handmade process in
which every gear is assembled entirely by hand. I am delighted that this Ingredient has finally found its place of
prominence with our new agreement.”
Marco Baraldi, Motul Italy – General Manager, added: “We are delighted to announce this new partnership
with a brand as iconic, legendary and prestigious as MV Agusta. High quality and performance are common
denominators between our two companies and we also share a real passion for racing. We have no doubt that
this partnership will very quickly bear fruit both on track and through our distribution network.”
MV Agusta’s production facilities in Varese will use products from Motul Group’s industrial lubricants division,
MotulTech. These high technology lubricants are developed and manufactured specifically for the lubrication of
industrial equipment as well as for the machining and transformation of metals.
The agreement with MV Agusta will include the supply of Industrial maintenance lubricants such as hydraulic,
gear and slideway oils and greases. The metal working operations will benefit from soluble fluids supply; parts
cleaning and protection solutions finally complete MotulTech's supply.
The goal is to offer MV Agusta a comprehensive solution of top tier products for the entire production process,
reflecting its “Casted, Drilled, Filled” concept.
Recognised for its comprehensive, reliable and high-performing range of products for production machines,
Motul’s products will be used in all MV Agusta bikes including Motul 7100 100% synthetic engine oil, brake
fluids and coolants.
With Motul offering a presence in over 100 countries worldwide, and an extensive distribution network, MV
Agusta will strongly recommend Motul’s products to its own distributors as a result of this partnership.
The brand has a long-held passion for competition, as does Motul, and the new racing partnership will include a
joint venture in the Motul FIM World Superbike Championship with the MV Agusta Reparto Corse Team. All MV
Agusta competition bikes have been using products from the Motul Factory Line range, especially the famous
300V lubricants as well as Motul MC Care products.
MV Agusta and Pirelli, the new DIABLO ROSSO™ III and new Brutale 800:
a special project to celebrate ‘Made in Italy’
The two Italian brands created a special version of the latest naked from the Schiranna-based company which selected the
brand new Pirelli tyres as original equipment for this model
"Diablo Brutale", as this single unit has been renamed, is a tribute to design, craftsmanship, sportiveness and high
technology of the latest supersport tyre of the DIABLO™ family
Varese/Milano, 17 May 2016 – MV Agusta and Pirelli have been working together for several decades and, since 2011, the
historic Italian motorcycle manufacturer has decided to rely only on the brand of the elongated P symbol to equip all its
MV Agusta and Pirelli are both well-known and appreciated brands all over the world: they have managed to make design and
showcase ‘Made in Italy’. They combine maximum sportiveness and innovation, their core values which are recognised by all
motor fans and, in this specific case, by motorcycle lovers.
On the one hand, the last technological evolution of the DIABLO™ range, the DIABLO ROSSO™ III, which is the new supersport
tyre from Pirelli, born from the track to the road, redefining the concept of sports riding taking it to the new level. Its strong
points are sports handling, a high level of grip also in the wet and with long lasting performance.
On the other hand the Brutale 800, a motorcycle whose original project dates back to 2001 and that – year after year – was
renovated in its style and spirit, to remain loyal to itself, and to its ability to amaze and conquer new generations of
enthusiasts. The new Brutale 800 is an example of Made in Italy technology that has dictated new design guidelines in its
The Diablo Brutale is a single unit of the new MV Agusta Brutale 800 which was born as a tribute to design, sportiveness and
high technology of the last supersport tyre of the Pirelli DIABLO™ family, which was chosen as original equipment for this
machine. It also celebrates the historical partnership between MV Agusta and Pirelli, two companies which have long and
worldwide appreciated traditions in the motorcycling world.
Diablo Brutale presents an attractive matt black color which is interrupted only by a luminous red as a reference to the tyre
logo. MV Agusta has decided to pay homage to the new Pirelli tyre through some graphical elements. The DIABLO ROSSO™ III
logo appears on the tank’s side, while the typical ‘thunder’ groove of the tread pattern, which represents a tyre’s trademark,
appears on the tank as well as on the front fender plus both sides of the tail. Both the Pirelli logo and the red “D” of DIABLO™
appear next to the MV Agusta logo on the top of the tank.
Pirelli has decided to equip this special with a set of DIABLO ROSSO™ III with a red color dedicated graphic, just like the details
that give the Brutale the unique spirit of the Diablo.
With the new Brutale 800, MV Agusta questioned the style, engine, equipment and chassis of the previous model with a
unique goal: giving birth to the best Brutale ever. The same goal achieved by Pirelli with the development of the DIABLO
ROSSO™ III, the direct descendent of the renowned and highly rated DIABLO ROSSO™ II, which raises the bar of sport riding
even higher than the previous model and extends the qualities of its predecessor, strengthening its features in terms of
handling and grip, with long lasting performance.
The Brutale 800 has DIABLO ROSSO™ III tyres as original equipment with the following sizes: 120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W) TL front,
180/55 ZR17 M/C (73W) TL rear.
THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF MV AGUSTA IN A BOOK
Varese, April 5, 2016 - "MV AGUSTA From 1945 to the Present" is a completely recreated
and updated edition with the graphic content of the historical monograph by Mario Colombo
and Roberto Patrignani. Dedicated to the company of Cascina Costa, reborn in the nineties
thanks to the great passion of a man who dedicated his life to motorcycles: Claudio
Within its pages is the story of this legendary brand and its competitive triumphs by Carlo
Ubbiali, Mike Hailwood and Giacomo Agostini, which in 2015 celebrated its 70th birthday. The
history is described in two distinct sections; the first part covering human affairs, technical
aspects, industrial and sporting achievements. In the second, the systematic cataloging of all
the models, both road and track, including versions of the iconic F4, F3 and Brutale models
that all exude the concept of excellence in world motorcycle production.
Hundreds of monochrome and colour images enrich the 360-page book dedicated to this
prestigious brand, which has contributions from Massimo Chierici and Franco Daudo, for the
most recent part.
This exceptional book is by Giorgio Nada Editore (www.giorgionadaeditore.it) a name in
publishing synonymous with quality for over thirty years, is available both in Italian and
The publisher has a widespread distribution in Italy through the structure of Giunti Editore, the
stores “Giunti al Punto” and the “Libreria dell’Automobile” in Milan, as well as a consolidated
distribution network for the foreign markets.
For more information:
Italian Edition: http://www.giorgionadaeditore.it/moto_scooters/mv_agusta/mv-agusta-dal-
English Edition: http://www.giorgionadaeditore.it/moto_scooters/mv_agusta/mv-agusta-from-
MV AGUSTA IMPLEMENTS PROJECT FOR CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING
Varese, 22 March 2016 - The MV Agusta brand, and the family heritage which has reestablished its presence
internationally, is based on the values of passion, motivation, perfection and ambition. These values have led the
company to close 2015 with a turnover of 100 million euro together with an increase of 30% over the previous
Our bikes have become the undisputed icons demonstrated with a 30% sales growth rate compared to a 12%
market growth. To create improved visibility, content and the greatest potential possible in emerging markets,
we have invested more than 15% of the annual turnover in Research & Development, to enter new segments
and ensure undisputed excellence in terms of quality and performance standards that fans expect from this
Without this continual innovation, investment and entrepreneurial passion, the Made in Italy, of which MV
Agusta represents the "upper-premium" segment in the two-wheeler market, would not exist.
In recent months it has been reported through the press the news regarding the necessary financial needs in
MV Agusta to sustain this organic growth.
MV Agusta has decided to hold its ground together with the employees and its creditors by means a
composition with creditors proceeding to request continuity that will allow the company to be able to
restructure and generate positive growth returns for its stakeholders.
MV Agusta is a company with tremendous potential, as demonstrated by the trend of the last five years, with a
growth from 30 to 100 millions of turnover, in the unique unmistakable nature of its products and especially in
its reinforced Italian identity. We are currently a company that is continually growing, boasting a strong order
book for 2016 and a backorder generated by new models which marks an increase of 42% over the previous
year, as well as improved sales of +36% for March 2015.
With the active involvement of all its employees and a reinforced management structure, MV Agusta has
already identified the strategy aimed at consolidating and strengthening corporate values, as well as the
protection of the company's stakeholders.
We are confident that - overcoming the current situation of financial liquidity - our company will recover and
achieve economic results that satisfy the expectations of our employees and our creditors.
NEW MV AGUSTA STRADALE 800
Varese, 4 November 2014 - Breathtaking braking, awesome acceleration. City streets. Country roads.
Motorways. Different situations that used to require different bikes - but not any more. The Stradale
800 rewrites the rules. Because it's the right bike every time, whatever the road.
The new Stradale 800 combines the MV Agusta experience on various types of models to offer an
original approach to riding. The ALS steel trellis frame is completed, in the single-sided swingarm
pivot area, with lightweight aluminium alloy plates. To ensure the Stradale 800 keeps going no matter
what the obstacle, great attention has gone into the design of the suspension: the upside-down
Marzocchi fork - adjustable in compression, rebound and spring pre-load - guarantees 150 mm of
travel; the single-sided swingarm, connected to the fully adjustable monoshock, provides 150 mm of
travel. The chassis has been developed specifically for the Stradale 800.. The 1,460 mm wheelbase has
been extended by 30 mm; consequently, the single-sided swingarm is also longer, improving traction.
The riding position is completely new: the 870 mm high seat (-10 mm) makes the bike easier to
handle and improves the rider's stance on the vehicle to provide enhanced control and comfort. In
fact, the front end has been equipped with a protective Plexiglas screen (featuring on-the-go onehanded
adjustment) that merges perfectly with the unique Stradale 800 style. The fuel tank is now
larger: its 16 litres (+ 4 litres of reserve), together with outstanding thermodynamic engine
performance, ensure you'll put in plenty of miles between refuelling stops. The hydraulic clutch makes
gear shifts fluid and even. For completely carefree riding. Always.
The standard equipment includes two side panniers: perfectly in keeping with the Stradale 800 style,
they also feature built-in turn indicators. This solution, which required specific type approval, gives an
immediate advantage: even from behind, the entire width of the bike is clearly visible, exactly as it is
from the front and side, where turn indicators on the hand guards serve the same purpose.
The 798 cc three cylinder in-line engine was specially developed for this model: the maximum power
and torque ratings, 115 hp at 11,000 rpm and 78.5 Nm at 9,000 rpm respectively, only partially
describe a power unit that combines elasticity with outstanding acceleration. Exclusive solutions
abound, such as the counter-rotating crankshaft, which reduces inertia during directional changes and
thus makes for a more agile, gratifying ride, the bike also has an integrated cooling and oil circuit to
keep it compact, lightweight and appealing.
Electronic MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) control is comprehensive: from the
Ride By Wire accelerator to the Mikuni throttle bodies, from knock control to the availability of 4
engine maps. These latter features offer specific logic and dedicated power-torque curves: the Sport
map provides 115 hp, maximising performance and generating the classic buzz typical of any true MV
Agusta. The Normal map offers 90 hp of power and a smoother throttle response, ideal for short
range touring and commuting. Rain means safety first and foremost: The Stradale 800 puts the torque
and power down on the tarmac as progressively as possible. The as-standard ABS has a Bosch 9 Plus
unit equipped with RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation): this technology prevents the rear wheel from
lifting off the ground, effectively preventing one of the most dangerous riding situations. Also as
standard is the EAS 2.0, the most complete quickshifter on the market: this provides the rider with
electronic assistance and therefore eliminates the need to operate the clutch when up and downshifting.
Comfort and sports performance, back together again.
Every country could have a price variation due to local import duties and taxes.
Colour schemes: Red/Silver, Pearl White/Aviation Grey, Bronze/Pearl White
MV AGUSTA TURISMO VELOCE 800 & TURISMO VELOCE 800 LUSSO
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
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,
Birgit Zaiser, Mercedes-AMG, + 49(0)7144 302-581,
Alessia Riboni, MV Agusta, +39 335 7566274,
Further information from Daimler is available at:
www.media.daimler.com and www.daimler.com
This document contains forward-looking statements that reflect our current views about future events. The words
“anticipate,” “assume,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” ”can,” “could,” “plan,” “project,” “should”
and similar expressions are used to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to many
risks and uncertainties, including an adverse development of global economic conditions, in particular a decline of
demand in our most important markets; a worsening of the sovereign-debt crisis in the euro zone; an increase in
political tension in Eastern Europe; a deterioration of our refinancing possibilities on the credit and financial
markets; events of force majeure including natural disasters, epidemics, acts of terrorism, political unrest,
industrial accidents and their effects on our sales, purchasing, production or financial services activities; changes
in currency exchange rates; a shift in consumer preferences towards smaller, lower-margin vehicles; a possible
lack of acceptance of our products or services which limits our ability to achieve prices and adequately utilize our
production capacities; price increases for fuel or raw materials; disruption of production due to shortages of
materials, labor strikes or supplier insolvencies; a decline in resale prices of used vehicles; the effective
implementation of cost-reduction and efficiency-optimization measures; the business outlook for companies in
which we hold a significant equity interest; the successful implementation of strategic cooperations and joint
ventures; changes in laws, regulations and government policies, particularly those relating to vehicle emissions,
fuel economy and safety; the resolution of pending government investigations and the conclusion of pending or
threatened future legal proceedings; and other risks and uncertainties, some of which we describe under the
heading “Risk and Opportunity Report” in the current Annual Report. If any of these risks and uncertainties
materializes or if the assumptions underlying any of our forward-looking statements prove to be incorrect, the
actual results may be materially different from those we express or imply by such statements. We do not intend or
assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements since they are based solely on the
circumstances at the date of publication.
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.