The MV Agusta logo on a motorcycle on display at the 78th EICMA on November 28, 2021, in Milan, Italy
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MV Agusta has been an Italian producer of motorcycles since 1945. The brand’s bikes are known for their performance, racing technology, engineering, and craftsmanship. Mechanics build each engine by hand.

The company’s origins date to 1907, when the Sicilian aristocrat Count Giovanni Agusta started an eponymous aeronautics firm servicing airplanes. It later produced them for Italy’s royal air force during the World Wars and branched out into building helicopters.

Meanwhile, the company also diversified into motorcycles and made its first branded model, the MV 98. Its reputation for producing winning racing motorbikes helped sales of its road models.

“MV” is short for “Meccanica Verghera.” “Meccanica” means “mechanics” in Italian, and Verghera is the town where the first MV motorcycles were born.

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All MV Agusta Vehicles:

Motorcycles:

Rush: The brand’s most expensive road model boasts aggressive looks, fast acceleration, and an optional racing kit that bumps the horsepower from 208 hp to 212 hp

Brutale: This mid-weight naked bike produces 110 hp to 212 hp depending on the configuration

Dragster: With a bobbed tail and spoke wheels, this compact model makes a bold statement and up to 150 hp

Turismo Veloce: A comfortable touring bike and daily driver with Bluetooth and cruise control

F3: This midsize street-legal racing bike offers a balance of comfort, safety, and performance

Superveloce: Classic-looking yet high-tech with advanced electronics and four engine maps, one of which is fully customizable


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