Magni Italia at EICMA 2021

Italian royalty, the new Magni Italia is a fitting tribute to a great man.

Modern royalty. Always wanted a classic MV Agusta triple? The Magni Italia is your chance: a modern engine in a chassis and livery designed and blessed by Arturo Magni’s sons.MV Agusta

Here at EICMA 2021, the Magni shop has its bikes front and center in the Italian Motorcycling Federation’s display area. This is a sign of great respect for both the Magni name and the exclusive quality of their machines. Giovanni and Carlo Magni have taken advantage of the opportunity to pay homage to their great father, MV Agusta racing team manager Arturo Magni, five years after his passing. It was a very touching gesture, appreciated by all of us who have been in the business long enough to celebrate the most-winning team manager in history, who was also a man of supreme integrity and dignity.

The Magnis have created a special version of their exclusive Magni Italia model, the one that most closely duplicates the lines and the allure of the legendary MV Agusta 350–500 GP triple. Dubbed Magni Italia 01/01, it is the first original Italia model created by the Magni brothers in their shop, and has been refined and modified according to their father’s preference. First, it features only a classic half fairing, with no lower bodywork. In addition, the bike wears the final version of MV’s three-megaphone-shaped exhaust. The motorcycle looks incredibly slim and neat and light.

Minimalist in all its elements, the Magni Italia is both a throwback and a completely rideable classic.MV Agusta

The second Magni bike on show is one that celebrates the first Magni kit, developed by the same Arturo Magni, to extract the possible best performance from the MV Agusta 750 Sport. The kit consisted of big-bore cylinders, a conversion from shaft to chain final drive, a full fairing, seat, and hand-shaped aluminum fuel tank, plus a completely different frame inspired by the MV Agusta GP racers. Such a kit was originally created to provide Giacomo Agostini with the MV Agusta 750 Sport he rode at the Imola 200 in 1972, even though Ago rode a shaft bike for that race.

Lots of memories with the Magni bikes at the FMI stand.

Our European editor, more than familiar with the original MV Agusta racing triples, lets a 2021 Magni Italia stretch its legs this past January. It’s a fitting tribute to the great MV race team manager Arturo Magni.MV Agusta