Varese, Italy - With the new Brutale 1000 Serie Oro, MV Agusta has won the prestigious title of "The most beautiful motorcycle of the show". The competition, organised by the largest Italian monthly motorcycle magazine, Motociclismo, saw the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Serie Oro firmly in command throughout the week of the fair: the new four-cylinder from Schiranna has totalled 35% of the preferences expressed by over 16,000 voters, almost twice that of the Ducati Hypermotard SP followed receiving 19% of the votes and in third position the Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory in third position with 9%. This latest new-born MV Agusta, is an unprecedented work of art, enthralling the audience of the two-wheeled exhibition.
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EICMA 2018 - Most Beautiful Motorcycle Award
MV Agusta F4 Claudio - The Most Extraordinary Bike Yet.
PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MOTORCYCLE IN THE WORLD.
The MV Agusta F4 Claudio is the culmination of an extraordinary story, an achievement capable of radically changing the sports bike concept itself. A product of Massimo Tamburini's flair and Claudio Castiglioni's insight, it pays homage to a man who dedicated his life to perfection, modelling bikes - first in his mind, then in the workshop - of unrivalled style, performance and attention to detail. In short, the MV Agusta F4 Claudio is the ultimate achievement: a dream come true.
- Technical foundation is provided by the F4 RC
- Carbon fibre fairing with alternate gloss and matt-finish patterning
- Racing-grade carbon BST Rapid Teck wheels
- Laser-engraved, dual exit titanium SC-Project racing exhaust
- WSBK-spec left and right racing-type push-buttons
- Full colour AIM dash with data acquisition, integrated GPS exclusively customised with dedicated graphics
- Cross-stitched rider seat with embroidered Claudio logo
- OÌˆhlins USD NIX 30 forks & OÌˆhlins TTX36 shock absorber
Below you can download the press release for the 20th Anniversary Edition of the F4. Production will be limited to ONLY 100 units worldwide and dealer orders are to be confirmed between now and December 31, 2018. As with any MV Agusta special edition, supplies are limited for each market and certainly won't last. Do not delay in providing this information to your customer base.
$125,012 Ride Away (2 Year Unlimited KM Warranty and Roadside Assistance)
Want one? Talk to the team at MV Agusta Springwood today!
REA TAKES FOUR OF A KIND CHAMPIONSHIP WIN IN WSBK
Jonathan Rea (KRT) secured a famous fourth FIM Superbike World Championship title at Magny Cours today by winning his 13thrace of the season on his Ninja ZX-10RR. Rea is the second rider to have won four WorldSBK titles, but the only rider to have won four in succession. Tom Sykes (KRT) was a strong second in the 21-lap race, having earlier set a new track record while earning his 47th career Superpole win.
With Sykes and Rea 1-2 after Superpole, and both well under the existing lap record, the KRT duo took the race to their competitors from the startline. Rea passed Sykes early in the race, into the Estoril corner, and he ran up front from then on, sometimes at lap record pace. Rea set a 1’37.152 on his eighth tour of the 4.411km circuit to score his new lap record.
Rea’s win gave him 130 podiums in WorldSBK, bringing him level to the all time record, which he now shares with Troy Corser.
On the slowdown lap Rea celebrated his championship win with a game of cards against three of his own ‘alter egos’, wearing his racing suits and crash helmets representing each of Rea’s championship winning season with KRT, from 2015 onward.
Sykes, who has now recovered well from a training injury in the long summer break, pushed as hard as he could to stay in contention with Rea. He had to settle for second place after almost losing the front more than once, but recorded his first podium since Brno in July.
In the current championship points, Rea has 445 points, Chaz Davies 315, Michael van der Mark 293 and Sykes 260. One more race remains at Magny Cours, on Sunday the 30th of September.
Toprak Razgatlioglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) was eighth today, Leandro Mercado (Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki) 14th, Roman Ramos (Team GoEleven Kawasaki) 15th and Jeremy Guarnoni (Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki) 17th.
Jonathan Rea, stated: “It is absolutely incredible to win four. Sometimes even after winning back-to-back championships, or three in a row I have to say it is hard to find words to speak about what you have just done. It is like we are riding the wave now with our Ninja ZX-10RR, with incredible people around me. Whilst I always dreamed of being in this position I never thought it to was realistic. It was so fitting that Guim, the team manager, allowed my dad to come and collect the team award on the podium. I got really choked up when he came up because it just reminded me of growing up in Northern Ireland and travelling all round with my parents to motocross races. Then getting my first pro ride in roadracing, and my parents letting go. But they have always had my back. So that was super-nice. Pere and my team gave me a great bike this weekend and the target was clear. We have been in this position before, so there was no kind of nervousness or anxiety around, it was really positive energy. On track Fabien has been analysing what we can do and the team worked super-hard all weekend to get the best out of the bike when the tyre was dropping. In the hot conditions, at the end of the race, that is what we worked towards today. The feeling with the bike just kept coming and I was able to knock it off on the last lap and take it all in. I was aware of the crowd there and what I was about to achieve so that last lap there I thought about winning the championship. It is incredible, and incredible journey.”
Tom Sykes, stated: “Not a bad day but I am slightly disappointed that we suffered a little bit during the race. I settled into a good rhythm but when I wanted to attack, we missed it. I have spoken to the boys and I think we know what it is. I certainly enjoyed that race. When I tried to push I lost the front a couple of times. I am happy with the way the race went today, with this in mind. I am excited and motivated for tomorrow. I think we can improve our set-up a little bit. We need to start from the third row so it is all about a little bit of aggression. Today is a day for Jonathan Rea. He has had four fantastic years, kind of flawless years, and he has pushed very hard and made a very good job. Congratulations to him, his family and his side of the garage. Tomorrow we will have a go and try to win.”
2018 KRT Rider Statistics
Jonathan Rea: World Champion 2015, 2016 & 2017
2018: Races 21, Wins 13, Podiums 18, Superpoles 2
Career Race Wins: 67 (52 for Kawasaki)
Career Podiums: 130 (88 for Kawasaki)
Career Poles: 16 (12 for Kawasaki)
Tom Sykes: World Champion 2013
2018: Races: 21, Wins 1, Podiums 7, Superpoles 5
Career Race Wins: 34 (34 for Kawasaki)
Career Podiums: 107 (106 for Kawasaki)
Career Poles: 47 (47 for Kawasaki)
6 x Riders’ Championships (Scott Russell 1993, Sykes 2013, Rea 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018),
1 x EVO Riders’ Championship (David Salom 2014)
3 x Manufacturers’ Championships (Ninja ZX-10R 2015 & 2016, Ninja ZX-10RR 2017)
3 x Teams’ Championships (KRT/Provec Racing 2015, 2016 & 2017)
Kawasaki FIM Superbike World Championship Statistics
Total Kawasaki Race Wins: 123 – second overall
Total Kawasaki Podiums: 374 – third overall
Total Kawasaki Poles: 80 – second overall
LIMITED EDITION MV AGUSTA DRAGSTER 800 RR PIRELLI
The collaboration between Pirelli and MV Agusta continues. The two Italian companies stand out for their industrial history - appreciated all over the world for their shared values - such as their ‘Made in Italy’ design and the strong association with motorsport. The result of this synergy is the latest limited edition jewel created by MV Agusta and Pirelli Design, the "Dragster 800 RR PIRELLI", which was presented in a world premiere on Saturday, September 22 at the inauguration of the new P ZERO™ World of Monte Carlo.
A streetfighter's look with a powerful three-cylinder heart, the MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR is the technical base for the development of this version. It is a perfect blend of raw power, technology and design, while super compact, aggressive and stunningly good looking. The design of the “Dragster 800 RR PIRELLI” takes no prisoners - it is emotion in its purest form. The weight distribution, the refined chassis and suspension as well as its unique three-cylinder character are the main characteristics of a machine that was created for the most demanding riding enthusiasts.
For the first time Pirelli Design, born as an incubator of high-end projects with the aim of enhancing technological know-how, high performance standards and the unique glamour inherent in the Pirelli brand not only personalizes the look of the bike containing two different color combinations - the first more gritty black and yellow, the second most elegant white and blue - but has also taken care to enhance functional aspects of the bike. In fact, the tank slider and the fairing are made of rubber specially formulated by Pirelli’s Research and Development department to ensure superior resistance to scratches and rubbing to which these items are subject, as well as to atmospheric and chemical agents, such as the fuel. Both rubber elements are recognizable thanks to the iconic "flash" symbol that distinguishes the tyres of the DIABLO™ range, including the DIABLO™ Supercorsa SP that equip this model in 120/70 ZR17 front and 200/55 ZR17 rear with a 6" rim.
The seat was created ad hoc by the Castiglioni Research Centre to make this creation even more exclusive. It stands out for its double texture with contrasting stitching and for the distinctive "flash" of the DIABLO™ embroidered to embellish the tail unit signed by Pirelli Design. Particularly refined is also the finish of the exhaust silencer terminals, obtained through the application of a special ceramic-based paint, resistant to very high temperatures.
The colors conceived by specialists from the Castiglioni Research Centre and by Pirelli Design aim to enhance the lines of the "Dragster 800 RR PIRELLI". To underline this exclusive partnership, the first proposal includes a matte black base, with glossy inserts painted in yellow to recapture the Pirelli institutional colors. A yellow logo is also for the Pirelli brand on the sides of the tank, as well as for the DIABLO™ logo, which identifies the range of high-performance Pirelli tyres. The second color is centered on a glossy white base with blue inserts.
To unequivocally identify the bike as a result of the collaboration between MV Agusta and Pirelli, it is possible to purchase, as an exclusive option, DIABLO™ Supercorsa SP tyres with colored sides, respectively with yellow or blue stripes, depending on the version to which they are combined.
The “Dragster 800 RR PIRELLI”, which already happened for the Brutale 800 RR PIRELLI, will go into production and be sold in a limited edition, thanks to a separate license agreement between Pirelli and MV Agusta.