Few motorcycle marques have combined racing success with showroom sex-appeal quite like MV Agusta. With 38 Grand Prix World Championship titles, the Italian brand have enjoyed the most on-track success of any European manufacturer and helped contribute to the tally of the sport’s most-decorated rider, Giacomo Agostini.
Since the late 1960s, the MV monogram has become a byword for exotica, having graced the tanks of jaw-droppingly beautiful bikes including the 750 SS, F4 750 and F3 800 Serie Oro. Yet the firm’s history goes back a little further than that and owes its success to the creativity of its founding fathers as well as two other passionate biking families along the way.
Now headed up by CEO Timur Sardarov, MV Agusta are looking towards the future with an all-new 1000cc inline four engine just revealed in the Brutale RR Serie Oro and a larger capacity inline triple, believed to be 930cc, waiting in the wings alongside an all-new F4 superbike and a 350cc bike aimed at the booming Asian market.