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MV Agusta returns to GP motorcycle racing


The long-awaited return of MV Agusta to GP motorcycle racing will begin for the 2019 Moto GP Championship. Partnered with the Forward Racing Team, MV Agusta will write a new chapter in the history of motorcycling with their latest Moto2 motorcycle.

“I am really proud to see the dream to rejoin the Motorcycling World Championship come true. I would like to thank all our engineers, technicians and designers, plus the staff of the Forward Racing Team for having carried out this project in such a short amount of time. I want to express my gratitude to Giovanni Cuzari, as he believed in us and pushed us to do our best. Of course, there is still a lot of work ahead of us, but step by step we will improve our competitiveness.” GIOVANNI CASTIGLIONI – MV AGUSTA PRESIDENT

“I have been chasing this dream since Claudio (Castiglioni’s) era. Many times I have insisted that MV Agusta should return to MotoGP, and, when Giovanni took the place of his father, I often encouraged him to believe in such an ambitious project. Finally, he did it, and today, 42 years later, we will take the first steps with the Moto2 MV Agusta prototype. I am very emotional but aware that this is only a first outing, and that there is a huge amount of work ahead of us. I have begun to learn more about the Castiglioni Research Centre, the true heart of MV Agusta, and now I’m convinced that we have everything to accomplish a great project: the passion and professionalism of the group guided by Paolo Bianchi, together with my fantastic team, which I thank individually, is definitely the right mix to be able to aim for the best. Today is a starting point for the return of MV Agusta to GP prominence. A special thanks to all those who supported and support this project, now the attention goes to the track.” GIOVANNI CUZARI – TEAM OWNER

“It’s been a few years now that we have been thinking about a returning to the Motorcycling World Championship and with the modification of the regulations of the Moto2 category for 2019, it’s the perfect opportunity to express our technical know-how, that we developed during the last six years, in which we raced in Superbike and Supersport. The Moto2 project is an ambitious one and we are involving our R&D resources and racing experience in order to develop a completely new bike, this differs from all the others and which reflects the values of MV Agusta.” BRIAN GILLEN – PROJECT LEADER

Engine

Type: In-line Three cylinder, 4 stroke
Capacity: 765 cm3
Bore x Stroke: 77.99 mm x 53.38 mm
Timing System: D.O.H.C
Cooling System: Talio water radiator and oil heat exchanger
Engine Management System: Electronic fuel injection with Magneti Marelli REX 140 ECU
Injectors: Single injector per cylinder
Engine Management System: Electronic fuel injection with Magneti Marelli REX 140 ECU
Injectors: Single injector per cylinder
Intake System: Full Drive-by-Wire throttle system
Clutch: FCC slipper clutch
Exhaust System: SC-Project titanium 3-114

Dimensions

 

Chassis: Tubular steel trellis with CNC machined aluminum side plates
Swingarm: Aluminum CNC machined with integrated pressed sheet
Suspension: Ohlins
Wheels: OZ forged magnesium 3.75×17” front and 6.00×17”rear
Wheelbase: 1382 mm
Rake: 24°
Trail: 104 mm
Fuel tank: 24 liters
Dry weight: 217 kg, motorcycle + rider15

One Comment

  1. Richard says:

    What a Triumph!