Road Racing & Specialties

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

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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

Ebitda.

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."

 

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SCHIRANNA JUNE 2017

 

RVS#1

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.

RVS#1

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.

RVS#1

RVS#1

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.

 

ENGINE

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

riding experience.

RVS#1

An exclusive kit supplied to RVS#1 customers

includes the SC-Project silencer.

RVS#1

FRAME AND CHASSIS SET-UP

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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

diagonal stripe.

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.

RVS#1

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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

cogwheel logo.

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.

RVS#1

RVS#1

RVS#1

RVS#1

Bike design is made even more unique

by this pair of LED lights mounted

on a carbon fibre support.

RVS#1

RVS#1

RVS#1

RVS#1

Each RSV#1 bike has a titanium plate

certifying the serial number.

RVS#1

The striking spoked wheels are made even more

unique with a specially machined profile.

The red nipple can't fail to catch the eye.

RVS#1

The red-eyed skull adds a touch

of personality to the seat.

RVS#1

RVS#1

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.

RVS#1

FRAME

Type ALS Steel tubular trellis

Rear swing arm pivot plates material Aluminium alloy

FRONT SUSPENSION

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.)

REAR SUSPENSION

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.)

BRAKES

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

WHEELS

Front: Material/size With aluminium alloy spokes 3.50” x 17”

Rear: Material/size With aluminium alloy spokes 6.00” x 17”

TYRES

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)

FAIRING

Material Carbon fiber and thermoplastic

EMISSIONS

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

ENGINE

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

Starting Electric

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

radiators

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

Gear ratio

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

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

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.)

PERFORMANCE

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

RVS#1

CONTENTS

Steering damper Manually adjustable with 8 settings

Headlight Adaptive full LED

TITANIUM COMPONENTS

Upper triple clamp plate - Footrest support

protection - Front brake and clutch levers

protections - Inserts for fuel tank - SC Project

exhaust silencer

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

mudguard

SPECIAL COMPONENTS

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

EQUIPMENT COMPONENTS

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

container case

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

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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

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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 media@mvagustausa.com.

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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

 

ENDS

Words by Terry Stevenson

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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.

Press Office MV Agusta :

lorenzo.lanata@mvagusta.com

matteo.maresi@mvagusta.com

Phone +39 0332 254337

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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

throttle control.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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TIMELESS DESIGN

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

zagato.it

press@zagato.it

mvagusta.com

info@mvagusta.com

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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

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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

Championship.

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.

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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

models.

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

segment.

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.

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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

Castiglioni.

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

English.

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-

1945-ad-oggi.html

English Edition: http://www.giorgionadaeditore.it/moto_scooters/mv_agusta/mv-agusta-from-

1945-to-the-present.html

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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

year.

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

brand.

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.

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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.

Price: €13,990

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

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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.

Prices:

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.

Colours:

Turismo Veloce 800: Red/Silver and Silver/Aviation Grey

Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso: Red/Silver and Pearl White/Aviation Grey

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Mercedes-AMG and MV Agusta announce
cooperation
• 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
November.
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:
“motorcycle art.”
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
brand.
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.
Contact:
Hendrik Sackmann, Daimler AG, +49 (0)711 17-35014,
hendrik.sackmann@daimler.com
Birgit Zaiser, Mercedes-AMG, + 49(0)7144 302-581,
birgit.zaiser@daimler.com
Alessia Riboni, MV Agusta, +39 335 7566274,
Alessia.riboni@mvagusta.com
Further information from Daimler is available at:
www.media.daimler.com and www.daimler.com
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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,
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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.

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