• Euro Moto Show is Now!

    A reminder for those in the Pacific Northwest, the Euro Moto Show is this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Demo rides (Brutale, Revale, F3, etc.), food, and apparel. There will also be the new (and rarely seen) Brutale 800 Dragster RR on display (in both red and white). www.euromotoshow.com



  • Retro Brutale Fun

    “No company is more entitled to produce a retro version of a current MV Agusta model than Moto Magni, whose founder Arturo Magni was the architect of the historic Italian marque’s remarkable haul of 75 roadracing World Championships in 26 years. Arturo’s youngest son, Giovanni, 55, has created the Magni MV Agusta Storia (“history” in Italian), a striking four-cylinder streetfighter built using any Brutale model from the original 750cc version to the current 1090. The Storia is available either fully built up in the Magni factory north of Milan or via a conversion kit starting at 8,000 euros.”

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  • Motorcycle.com’s Top 10 Anticipated Bikes of 2015

    MV comes in at #4 with the Turismo Veloce, about which the site says:

    “the [Turismo Veloce] has everything we love in a sport-touring rig: a sweet (798cc Triple) engine, decent wind protection, (optional) luggage capacity, and the ability to take a passenger in relative comfort. And if it handles anything like the Rivale, then it will surely be a special sport-tourer.”

    What bike(s) are you anticipating this year?

    Check out the whole list here.

     

     



  • This Just In!

    2015 F4 RCCourtesy of our friends at Bellevue Motosports, we’ve learned that MV Agusta will be releasing the F4RC in June!

    Only 250 are being made for the world, with only ten of those coming to the U.S! This amazing bike weighs just 385lbs, has 210 HP and comes with street and race (full ti) exhaust and ECU’s. The price at Bellevue Motosports will be $46,000 +Freight/Assembly/Prep +Doc Fees + Tax and they’re taking deposits now, so get one while you can!

    They can be reached at 425.641.5040 or by visiting Bellevue Motosports.



  • Fun Factories: 2014 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750, Ducati Hypermotard And Mv Agusta Rivale 800 Comparison Test

    2014-supermoto-comparison-mv-agusta-rivale-800-1SportRider.com throws these bikes into a head-to-head and while the Ducati comes out on top, they have high praise for the Rivale, with my favorite being:

    “…the MV’s 798cc engine…. is one of the best engines in all of motorcycling, with great low-end power and more top-end steam than public roads will allow you to use. Legally.”

    The piece open with:

    “Think for a second about why you originally began riding motorcycles. For the majority of enthusiasts, the list of reasons starts and ends with words like “fun,” “freedom,” and, if you’re anything like us, “wheelies.” Whether or not that’s the reason you continue to ride depends on where life has taken you since the day you first threw a leg over a motorcycle. Regardless, there’s no denying we all got into motorcycling with one thing in mind: unadulterated fun. Three bikes that look to remind us of that are the Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 ABS, Ducati Hypermotard, and MV Agusta Rivale 800.”

    And you can read the whole thing here.



  • MV USA Hires New National Sales Director

    As part of MV Agusta USA LLC’s transformation and dedicated efforts to establish a strong business in the USA, the company has hired Jim McKenna to help strengthen its sales leadership.  McKenna will oversee commercial operations, including dealer relationship management, building and managing the US sales operation, network development, and overseeing the appointment and dealer upgrade processes.

    Read the entire press release from MV here.



  • Mercedes Says “No” to Further Acquisition of MV

    There’s both good and bad in this statement, but the CEO of Mercedes is saying “… we had a past experience of cross-marketing with Ducati that was promising, but the company was acquired by Audi and the experiment ended. We now have a new partnership with MV Agusta, a very prestigious brand. Again, we have established a cross-branding strategy between AMG and MV Agusta and we believe that the two brands are complementary. However, to avoid what happened with Ducati we point out that we have no intention to take over the business or produce motorcycles. MV Agusta can do it better than us.”

    Read the whole piece here.