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MV Agusta breaks shackles from Mercedes AMG

MV Agusta breaks shackles from Mercedes AMG

MV Holding to become the 100% owner of MV Agusta S.p.A

MV Agusta’s exotic Italian lineage has been through the history’s ups and downs. Doing so, the company switched hands four times in the past 12 years and has been once owned by Harley Davidson until in 2014 when Mercedes-AMG became a 25 percent stakeholder.

Now, that 25% shares have been bought back by MV Holding that effectively removes the German brand from the business operations of the motorcycle sector, MV Agusta S.p.A. With this seen through, MV is in a bid to get back its workforce to get back up and running to full production.

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After working the three cylinders magic, MV Agusta moves to four in 2018

After working the three cylinders magic, MV Agusta moves to four in 2018

Plan of a brand new 1200cc four-pot comes after the Italian gets safe sailing waters

The rule of three, or “omne trium perfectum” as it was first written in Latin, debates that everything that comes in threes’ is perfect. This may be the reason why the MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR is that good. An exotic Italian motorcycle that reached a new pinnacle of technical development and performance with that biblical three-cylinder power mill.

Now, the Italian marquee is now concentrating on working on new machines for 2018 including a new line of Brutales’. It will run on a 1200cc, four-cylinder engine similar in architecture to the 998cc on the mighty F4 superbike.

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MV Agusta updates the Dragster 800 RR for 2018

MV Agusta updates the Dragster 800 RR for 2018

Gets new engine, chassis and electronic improvements alsong with a visit to the salon

Based on the original Dragster 800, the RR is a stunning piece of entry by the house of Varese for an audience who desire the best of both worlds. Beauty and performance.

Like the updated F3 Reparto Corse line-up for 2018, the Dragster 800 RR also receives a slew of updates that include engine, chassis and electronic improvements along with new styling elements to keep things fresh.

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MV Agusta is making a limited run Brutale 800 RR PIRELLI

MV Agusta is making a limited run Brutale 800 RR PIRELLI

Celebrating the collaboration with Pirelli as their sole tire supplier

Two Italian brands, MV Agusta and Pirelli have become permanent partners where the latter was selected as the sole tire supplier for the Schiranna brand and, to celebrate this agreement, MV Agusta has made a limited edition version of the Brutale 800 RR called the “Brutale 800 RR PIRELLI”.

In a pure exclusive visual treat by the folks who make “Motorcycle Art”, the 800 RR PIRELLI gets new paint schemes that showcase the partnership with the decals and new wheels that stick to new tires.

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MV Agusta gives its F3 675 and 800 RC potent updates

MV Agusta gives its F3 675 and 800 RC potent updates

It receives powertrain, chassis and electronic updates to beat the sh*t out of everyone else

The MV Agusta F3 675 RC and F3 800 RC are the hottest performing middleweight sportbikes in production wearing civilian clothing. The bikes come in the perfect blend of performance and handling together with the graphically accurate duplicate of the factory racers as seen on these limited-edition RC (Reparto Corse) paint jobs.

For 2018, the bikes receive mild updates with their powertrain, electronics, and chassis to keep their mark on the ever-improving sportsbike market. They also get new colors and graphics to mirror the race bikes running hot on tracks around the world.

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Lewis Hamilton rides the MV Agusta F4 LH44. His first superbike circuit experience.

Lewis Hamilton rides the MV Agusta F4 LH44. His first superbike circuit experience.

The Formula One champion rides to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the F4 superbike.

We all know what Lewis Hamilton is capable with his Mercedes F1 W08 EQ Power+ on the Formula One circuits around the world. Already amassing 306 points this calendar season, Hamilton is leading the championship with a cool 59 points and is on the path to get his 4th World Championship title.

This time, the champ is going blazing around the Pirelli Proving Ground (Vizzola Ticino, Italy) circuit, but not in his W08 car. He is wearing a suit and a helmet, yes, but instead of getting into a confined cockpit he throws a leg over a two-wheeled Italian beauty he helped create, the MV Agusta F4 LH44.

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MV Agusta and Lewis Haimilton are back with the new F4 LH44.

MV Agusta and Lewis Haimilton are back with the new F4 LH44.

After the Dragster RR LH, the Formula One champion throws a leg over another Italian beauty on two wheels to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the F4.

Till what limit can the art on two wheels be extended to? Ask MV Agusta. Having made some of the most exotic Italian masterpieces on two wheels, MV has a tremendous history in terms of making some of the most beautiful looking motorcycles on the planet. And thankfully, their lust is still going strong and we keep filling our walls with some of them.

Apart from everything they make, MV also makes one-off superbikes for a few esteemed celebrities in the world and one of them is the three-time Formula One World Champion, Lewis Hamilton. The Brit has also been responsible for a limited edition Dragster model that MV created for just 244 blokes out there, and all of them got sold out within a few hours of launch: the Dragster RR LH44.

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MV Agusta is sailing on safe waters now. Closes deal on new investments.

MV Agusta is sailing on safe waters now. Closes deal on new investments.

Our favourite Italian dream house is short on bills. But there is a silverlining to this from Russia.

Despite making gorgeous motorcycles, MV Agusta always seems to find itself under the radar and it never seems to end for the Italian marquee. Last year, it was reported that the company allegedly misused $ 8 million of social security contributions of the employees. Post this, the company’s major owners, Mercedes-AMG looked out from the company after an acrimonious situation, leaving the Italian high and dry.

This made MV Agusta restructure its financial situation and was compelled to cut down its employees from 300 to just 190. They were even planning to cut down operations and production of newly developed motorcycles. And the company was hunting for investments. Then came the news from Russia, with Love.

After many allegations, the Italian has now signed an agreement to increase its capital with a Russian investment group-Black Ocean, which is a flagship satellite of Ocean Group holding company.

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MV Agusta is giving us the "America" special with the new limited edition Brutale 800.

MV Agusta is giving us the "America" special with the new limited edition Brutale 800.

The Italian sings The Star-Spangled Banner.

Till what limit can the art on two wheels be extended to? Ask MV Agusta. Having made some of the most exotic Italian masterpieces on two wheels, MV has a tremendous history in terms of making some of the most beautiful looking motorcycles on the planet. And thankfully their lust is still going strong.

A while ago, we had featured the brand’s newest intoxication, the RVS#1 limited edition. A motorcycle that takes beauty and evil into its DNA and could possibly lie only in the eyes of the beholder. Now, coming from the same Italian powerhouse is another limited run model, and this time it is all just for us, the folks of America. The MV Agusta Brutale 800 America.

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2017 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC

2017 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC

A limited edition Italian Racing DNA festival.

The same Italian madhouse production that gave us the F3 800 RC, the hottest performing middleweight sportbike in production, upgraded their Reparto Corse line-up with this condescending streetfighter born out of the experience gained by MV Agusta with their rich participation in World Superbike and Supersport arenas. The limited edition MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC.

Based on the original Dragster 800 and the RR, this stunning piece of entry by the house of Varese is for an audience who desire the best of both worlds. Beauty and performance. Wearing jazzier clothes, this RC can let you taste the spirit of racing and technology that thrives on pure emotions and a rich heritage. It was unveiled at EICMA in Milan, Italy.

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2016 - 2017 MV Agusta Brutale 800 / Brutale 800 RR

2016 - 2017 MV Agusta Brutale 800 / Brutale 800 RR

Do You Have The Skills to Grab a Tiger By The Tail?

MV Agusta introduced the world to its Brutale family back in 2003, and we’ve been smitten ever since. Racy good looks and Italian performance have been the hallmarks of the line, and the factory doubled down in 2016 with a heavily updated version of its 800 and the even more race-tastic 800 RR. The revisions brought changes from the bones up with a completely reworked frame to carry the improved engine, and a whole passel of electronic features to help you keep it all under control. Riders can expect around 108-horsepower from the base 800, and even more from the RR, so these new kids on the block definitely uphold the reputation for performance established by earlier incarnations. I’ve been looking forward to getting to know the new Brutales, and now that I have I can say that I wish I’d done it earlier. Read on to find out why.

Continue reading for my review of the MV Agusta Brutale 800 and Brutale 800 RR.

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2017 MV Agusta RVS#1

2017 MV Agusta RVS#1

The true Italian dream sequence is here. And this time, it is evil.

Till what limit can the art on two wheels be extended to? Ask MV Agusta. Having made some of the most exotic Italian masterpieces on two wheels, MV has a tremendous history in terms of making some of the most beautiful looking motorcycles on the planet. And thankfully their lust is still going strong.

Some time back, MV Agusta created a special division called the Reparto Veicoli Speciali, or Special Vehicles Department, and handed them the task of creating the best MV Agusta machines that beam in terms of quality, research, performance and emotions. This division was joined by the San Marino Research Center Castiglioni (originally born as CRC, Cagiva Research Center) to work on the brand’s Brutale Dragster 800 RR and come out with an evil looking motorcycle that will scare the daylights out of anything on the road.

Enter the RVS#1. Drumrolls please.

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2014 - 2017 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800

2014 - 2017 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800

MV Agusta brings Granturismo to the table with its trio of sport-tour bikes in the Veloce family. We have the base model Turismo Veloce 800 plus the “Lusso” version that comes complete with panniers and other tour-tastic features. The “Lusso RC” takes it a step further with red, white and green racing livery and even more special features for the true, top-end bike fans out there. As a concept, the word “tour” seems to mean something different once you leave U.S. shores, evidenced by the lack of baggage on the base Veloce. Although the “tour” label is a bit of a stretch, the word “Veloce” means “fast,” and there can be no argument on that point whatsoever. Today I’m going to delve into this trio of Italian Stallions to see what kind of yummy-goodness the Meccanica Verghera Agusta packed in for our riding pleasure.

Continue reading for my review of the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800, Lusso, and RC.

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2015 - 2017 MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR

2015 - 2017 MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR

Meccanica Verghera Agusta quickly made its mark on the motorcycle-racing world back in 1945 when it started producing motorcycles in post-war Italy. Legend has it that the brothers Agusta shifted from manufacturing airplanes to motorcycle both to save the jobs of the factory workers and to fund their own penchant for racing.

Over the years, MV Agusta has remained a rather small company with an over-sized footprint on the track, who in 2010 added the 1090 RR to the already decade-old Brutale family. Although the 1090 is available sans the “RR” through Canadian dealers, the factory restricted U.S. imports to the more race-tastic and powerful “RR” model for 2017. MV Agusta isn’t a brand that gets a lot of recognition in the U.S. because reasons, so join me while I illustrate why it should.

Continue reading for my review of the MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR.

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MV Agusta Announces New Dragster

MV Agusta Announces New Dragster

Milan is just a few days away, and MV Agusta is hard at work building the anticipation for its newest additions and changes. First up, according to a press release from the Mechanica Verghera, we have a net-new addition to the “Dragster” family with the limited-edition Dragster 800 RC. The name isn’t just a play on words; just a glance at the one-butt subframe and 200 mm rear end is enough to establish its street credentials, and if that doesn’t do it, the 140 horsepower engine certainly will. A transverse-mount, inline three-cylinder mill delivers this power with a whole battery of electronic management to include throttle sensitivity, power and torque delivery, variable engine braking, traction control and a Quickshifter for seamless shifts while you roar down the road/track/whatever. All-business body paneling is kept to a minimum and is all up front with just enough tail to support the rider saddle. Suspension and brakes are top shelf, but I’ll get into the details in my upcoming review.

Continue reading for more on the new MV Agusta models.

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2015 MV Agusta F3 800 AGO

2015 MV Agusta F3 800 AGO

Tricolour, gold and that Number 1: the fairings of the campionissimo evoke the exhilarating world of racing and the atmosphere of the tracks where the legend of the unbeatable MV Agusta Grand Prix bikes was born. Bikes that made Giacomo Agostini a motorcycling legend and have now re-emerged from the past thanks to the most faithful replica ever: the F3 800 AGO, packed with unsurpassed technology that provides jaw-dropping performance and unparalleled riding pleasure.

Continue reading for more information on the MV Agusta F3 800 AGO.

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2015 MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR

2015 MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR

Overview
The revolutionary MV Agusta three-cylinder project has reached a new pinnacle of technical development and performance. It has done so with the Brutale 800 RR, completing the path taken by another Brutale, the 675, the first model in what would become a wide range of naked, super sport, touring and crossover bikes.
The Brutale 675 established a new technical and styling concept, showing for the first time how outstanding performance, exemplary design and extraordinary handling (...)

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2016 MV Agusta F4 RR

2016 MV Agusta F4 RR

There are a lot of bikes out there perfectly suited for entry-level and casual riders. The 2016 F4 RR from MV Agusta is not one of them. If you are new to two wheels or you don’t have mad riding skills, disabuse yourself right now of the idea of cutting your teeth on this bike. If you are an experienced rider, this machine is a heckuva lot of fun; it’s a race bike disguised as a street bike.

Technology abounds with a plethora of alphabet-soup acronyms that boil down to a lot of electronic controls that bridle the scary power of the F4 RR. (You may not be scared, but someone who loves you will be terrified.) Among them are eight-level traction control, electronically-assisted shift and ABS along with ride-by-wire and four engine maps that control throttle sensitivity, torque, braking, the rev limiter and engine response so you can dial in the controls specifically to suit you and your riding conditions.

Continue reading for my review of the 2016 MV Agusta F4 RR.

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2015 MV Agusta Brutale 675

2015 MV Agusta Brutale 675

The Meccanica Verghera (MV) Agusta company continues its push into the bare-bike market with the middleweight, 2015 Brutale 675. Built as a somewhat smaller sibling to the awe-inspiring Brutale 800 RR, it offers the same look and many of the same features as its big brother. Short, light and nimble, with performance that demands respect, this “little” Brutale demonstrates that MV Agusta is relevant, indeed a contender, in the worldwide sportbike market.

Continue reading for my review of the Brutale 675

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MV Agusta Announces New Line-Up Of 1,000 CC Bikes For 2016

MV Agusta Announces New Line-Up Of 1,000 CC Bikes For 2016

Driven by continued growth and stronger-than-expected-economic growth, MV Agusta is preparing to launch three new 1,000 cc motorcycles in 2016. Company CEO Giovanni Castiglioni made the announcement during the "Gli Amici di Claudio" motorcycle rally, hinting at a dawn of a new age for the Italian motorcycle company.

No specific details were given about the new machines, but they are expected to generate a lot of excitement in the sports bike segment, specifically in the manner by which MV Agusta has rebounded from its own financial difficulties to come out with renewed vigor and desire to once again stake its claim in the market.

What we do know is that these new models will be completely redesigned from the ground up. That means that they’ll most likely be all-new machines that we haven’t seen before, which is all you need to know about why Castiglioni’s announcement is generating all sorts of excitement from all pockets of the sports bike market.

It’s been a while since we last saw an all-new sports bike from MV Agusta. The company has traditionally been at the forefront of design and technology for this segment so you can imagine how these machines will be received if the Italian motorcycle firm lives up to our expectations of these new bikes.

The announcement of these bikes also puts a cloud on the future of the F4 and its naked cousin, the Brutale. Both machines have carried the sports bike flag for MV Agusta for quite some time now and with the company enjoying levels of success it hasn’t had in recent years, a successor to the F4 and by extension, the Brutale, could be what Castiglioni was referring to when he talked about the company’s plans to launch three new sports bikes next year.

Continue reading to read more about MV Agusta’s plan to launch three new liter-class motorcycles in 2016.

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