MV-Agusta motorcycles

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The first rumors regarding the introduction of a new MV Agusta supersport model appeared in the summer of 2008, when the Italian manufacturer wasn’t yet owned by Harley-Davidson. Even so, the new model was spied for the first time just yesterday, close to the factory in Varese, Italy. It looks more compact than its bigger brother, but the design (very similar to that of the F4 model) makes us think that this precise test bike was disguised so that it would pass unnoticed. Well, it didn’t and these photos reveal some details indicating the fact that underneath the fairing is something else: the single-sided swingarm was replaced with a classic one shaped like those found on supersport models, the clutch is mounted higher, the fork arms have a smaller diameter and the original undertail silencers have been replaced by a single lateral one.

According to Italian sources, the future MV Agusta supersport model will weigh in at 353 lbs (dry) and will be powered by a 3-cylinder engine displacing 675cc and developing an impressive 140hp at 14.000rpm. If this bike ends up on the showroom floors with these characteristics, we can only say it will be a very competitive model, if not the best in its class.

This project, which began while MV Agusta was still managed by Claudio Castiglioni, represents an important piece in the plans to revamp the Italian company and the proof is that developing of the F3 was continued even after Harley-Davidson bought MV Agusta.

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MV Agusta hasn’t yet started to inspire their F4’s fairing on UFOs, but their users have and this is a very successful design that was spotted at the 2008 Asama Meeting in Japan.

The modifications are as pointless as they are obvious, but I believe that they do give a new meaning to the saying ‘razor sharp fairing’. Still, that guy looks like being pregnant with the gas tank = Not Cool!

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Meccanica Verghera Agusta was founded on the 12th of February 1945 by Count Vincenzo Agusta and his brother Domenico. The two aimed at satisfying the post-war market demands of cheap and efficient transportation means and the first model created was simply called 98. They then started building bigger and bigger motorcycles and after enjoying the great success of their 125-150cc café racers, 250cc and 350cc motorcycles were launched in the 1960s. Later on, MV Agusta developed a 600cc four-cylinder motorcycle followed by a 750cc one. These models too have been very successful.

The company started to decline after the death of Count Domenico Agusta (1971) and by 1980 production had entirely ceased.

In 1992, the Cagiva Group headed by Claudio Castiglioni announced the ownership of the MV Agusta trademark and Cagiva Group became MV Agusta Group in the late 1990s. This too was to be acquired by Harley-Davidson on the 8th of August 2008.

Source: youtube
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Harley has announced today the purchase of MV Agusta and implicit Cagiva for a price of $109 million. The acquisition was long suspected as Harley had done the same thing with Buell so let’s hope that the investments will have the same effects as they did in the case of the American maker that was taken under the wing of the oldest motorcycle builder in the world. Harley has had problems of its own and it nearly lead it to bankruptcy and it seems that it is now in the business as never before.

Here’s the Press Release for you

Source: autoblog
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Why would anybody do that? Well, the Mv Agusta F4 RR 312 is beautiful and triumphant, indeed the most quality build series motorcycle in the world and in order to celebrate that the maker decided to be a little more eccentric this time so the idea materialized into what you can see in the pictures. Entirely covered in 24 karate gold, the Italian bike can literally be considered a jewel.

Having the dimensions of 80 x 80 - which means a total of 5 meters - the gold sheet was applied by hand and I guess we can say that this is THE bike that looks like moving even at a standstill.

Expensive and laborious work was put into the F4 RR 312 and the refined project came to live thanks to the collaboration with Aurum which provided the precious metal for the even more precious bike.

As you can suppose, the art work was done in Italy, country which also gets all the recognition for this wonder.

Source: MvAgusta
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At the debut race of the Italian SBK Championship at Mugello, Luca Scassa and his MV Agusta F4 R 312 run by the UnionBike Gimotorsports team were at the front of the pack. Following an excellent performance in qualifying where he got second place on the grid, Luca attacked the field from the start. Fifth at the first corner he rapidly gained ground finally taking the lead seven laps from the end. At that point Luca and Claudio Corti (riding the official Yamaha R1 of the Italian Importer) (...)
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During the presentation of the 2008 Italian Championship, the team that will run the official MV Agusta bikes presented it’s racing program for the upcoming season. Thanks to the hospitality of UnionBike, a large motorcycle parts and accessories retailer who is also a historical sponsor of the team, after the successful test at Monza the team met-up with journalists at the store in Lissone near Milan, where team manager Gigi D’Esposito thanked everyone present and gave his view on the season (...)
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3 days of testing in Valencia have confirmed the important steps forward that have been made with the SBK version of the MV Agusta F4 1000 R312. The Team, the MV Agusta technicians and Luca Scassa (the official rider for 2008) have given 110% and completed all the development program while testing several new components. All the hard work has paid-off and given important indications on further development steps and improvements. "I’m extremely happy about how we are working" (...)
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MV Agusta Brutale Wally Thanks to the partnership with Wally, the Brutale enters the exclusive world of yachts. Wally, headquartered at Montecarlo, is the worldwide leader in the construction of composite hull cruise yachts that unite cutting-edge technology, design, innovation, performance and style. The Brutale 910 and Wally yachts share speed and ease of use, safety and extreme levels of comfort. No other motorcycle or yacht builder has ever been able to express such levels of (...)
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Following considerable requests, MV Agusta and Gimotorsports have decided to allow registration to the "Challenge Brutale 2008" to all owners of the most exclusive Naked on the market. Besides the one-make racing series originally planned, there will also be an "Open" championship reserved for all the models produced and equipped with a complete kit. The kit includes the following material: 1 set of Dunlop tires, 1 complete kit comprised of fairing/belly (...)

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