MV Agusta President Giovanni Castiglioni and CEO Massimo Bordi had mentioned that there would be a highly extroverted, supermoto-inspired model in the Three line. And the new Rivale (Rival) 800 is exactly that. It’s also a smart investment for MV Agusta, in that it’s based on the engine and rolling gear of the F3 and [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
EICMA: Here Come The Italians! Aprilia, Ducati, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta and Vespa set the stage for next week’s big motorcycle show in Milan.
Do you remember the gorgeous Vespa Quarantasei concept that Piaggio unveiled last year at EICMA? Well, this year, Piaggio will reveal the fully homologated production model. This machine alone will make the show worth attending for many scooter fans because the Quarantasei may well be one of the most alluring small-wheelers ever designed, no matter [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
2013 MV Agusta Brutale 800 – First Look This three-cylinder Italian naked middleweight brings more torque to the backroad party.
MV Agusta’s 800cc Brutale promises to extract the best from both the three-cylinder engine and the chassis to which it’s harnessed. Extra displacement came by increasing stroke from the original 45.9 to 54.3mm; the 79mm bore is unaltered. The super-compact result delivers a claimed 125 horsepower at 11,600 rpm and 60 foot-pounds of torque at [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)
2013 MV Agusta Brutale 1090 – First Look Why wait for EICMA? MV Agusta unveils its updated “big” Brutales.
Over the past few years, MV Agusta’s big-bore Brutale has lived a controversial life, with the size of its four-cylinder engine going up from its original 990cc to 1090 then down to an unusual 920 and up once again to the current 1090cc. Along with the engine displacement went the Brutale’s positioning in the market. [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
During his presentation about the new Brutale 675 middleweight naked bike, MV Agusta CEO Massimo Bordi laid down a sequence of charts in an attempt to prove that these tough economic times offer a great opportunity for a competitively priced, three-cylinder roadster to be successful. Charts? Statistics? Can any of this really have any role [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)
MV Agusta 3: It Is What It Was It might look like something from the 1970s, but this all-conquering MV Agusta GP 500 Triple is new from the tires up.
The legacy of MV Agusta three-cylinder racebikes and their many world championships is not just a mere fact of numbers: It has been reborn in steel and aluminum and magnesium. Ezio and Maurizio Mascheroni and Enrico Sironi, the men of HRT who made major contributions to the development of MV Agusta’s new 675 F3, have [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
We have two upsets for the price of one this month. Aprilia vanquishes the bleeding-edge Ducati for top honors among the Exotics while the apparent overdog Workhorse, the BMW S1000RR, returns to Munich to lick its wounds inflicted by, of all things, a Honda! A Honda without traction control or an unabashedly in-your-eardrums engine note [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
2012 Superbike Shootout Nine bikes, two tracks, Workhorses and Exotics, we search for the ultimate roadlegal track weapon in two price ranges.
Photographer : Jeff Allen
Located near the southern shore of Utah’s Great Salt Lake, Miller Motorsports Park is one of America’s premier roadrace venues. MMP offers multiple course configurations ranging from a lengthy, 4.5-mile Full Course to a 3.08-mile Perimeter Course or, when spit in half, comprises two distinctly different 2.2-mile circuits, aptly named the East Course and West [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Photographer : Jeff Allen
Not part of the proletariate? Or just so addicted to the upper echelon of performance motorcycles that you’ll spend whatever it takes to have the finest in moto exotica? Then you’ve come to the right place. The group we gathered for our all-out track attack on Miller Motorsports Park’s West Course covers a range of [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)