MV Agusta Specials @ Motor Bike Expo
The Motor Bike Expo, from January 20 to 22, is hosting a pair of one-offs born out of the collaboration between the house of Schiranna and two exceptional partners. The protagonists, two extreme specials, both derivatives of the Brutale, the naked-icon of the italian brand.
Brutale 800 RR “Ballistic Trident”
The first of these specials, the Brutale 800 RR “Ballistic Trident”, was presented last December at the Hot Rod Custom Show in Yokohama and has achieved International acclaim, thanks to viral success of the public and influential blogs.
The Ballistic Trident project, commissioned by MV Agusta Taiwan to Winston Yeh, founder of Rough Crafts, workshop with headquarters in Taipei, pays tribute to the first supersports of the last century MotoGP, characterised by streamlined ‘dustbin’ fairings, a stylistic feature that the Taiwanese designers wanted to reinterpret on this incredible ‘canvas’.
Brutale Dragster “Blackout”
MV Agusta Dragster “Blackout” is a collaboration between the Varese factory and Valter Moto Components, a manufacturer of high-end accessories specialising in racing components and official partner to the MV Agusta Reparto Corse racing team, with contributions from Tecnoart Sersan, creator of the graphic design and paintwork. The base of the MV Agusta Brutale Dragster Blackout is a MV Agusta Dragster that Valter Esposito, founder of the company and creator of the concept, wanted to transform into a “techno-café racer” inspired by the world of motorcycle racing and car tuning. With reference to the past, the design is characterised by the new handlebars, and a front LED illumination activated through the side mounted switches arranged in such a way as to create a new design element.
The Blackout wears Valter Moto Components parts (clip-on racing handlebars, footpegs, levers, oil tanks, fuel filler cap, number plate hanger and the indicators); combined with these beautifully crafted components has been added a circular 7″ full LED headlight with a new aluminium trim with an integrated, low mounted dashboard. A fork mounted, full-colour 4.3″ HD screen for rear vision, entrusted to an integrated waterproof camera flanked by indicators under the tail, guarantees a wide range of visibility. The detailed craftsmanship such as the milled by hand MV logo on the casings should not go unobserved. The graphics are the work of William Melzi of Tecnoart, further defines the concept of “motion-switch” with a texture from the steampunk style on the tank and a name “Blackout,” which closes the circle on the identity of the project. The exhaust is signed SC-Project: it is the S1, utilised on Leon Camier’s racing F4 in the SBK championship.