With 75 World Championships (riders and manufacturers), 270 Grand Prix victories, and more than 3000 International race wins, MV Agusta’s competition record is unequalled amongst Italian motorcycle manufacturers.
The Grand Prix machines that were ridden by Surtees, Hocking, Hailwood, Agostini and Read to multiple World Championships
|RRP: £90.00 (UK), $130.00 (US), $170.00 (CAN)|
|Format: Hardback, 288 pages, 305mm x 250mm, October 2022|
|Photos/Illustrations: 726 pictures|
|Subject: Motorcycles, Motorsport|
|Publisher: Veloce Publishing|
|Author: Ian Falloon|
|This Edition Limited to 500 Copies|
MV Agusta Since 1945: Birth, Death and Resurrection – The story of one of the world’s most famous motorcycle marques by Ian Falloon
With 75 World Championships (riders and manufacturers), 270 Grand Prix victories, and more than 3000 International race wins, MV Agusta’s competition record is unequalled amongst Italian motorcycle manufacturers. MV’s list of World Champions includes some of the greatest names in the sport, with Carlo Ubbiali, John Surtees, Mike Hailwood, Giacomo Agostini and Phil Read claiming victory multiple times.
Alongside the magnificent racing bikes, MV produced a wide range of street models, including the exotic four-cylinder bikes based on the Grand Prix racers of the 1950s and early 1960s. After closing in 1977, MV Agusta was resurrected by Cagiva in 1997, and released the Massimo Tamburini-designed four-cylinder F4. Initially 750cc, this evolved into 1000cc and the Brutale series. In 2012 the three-cylinder F3 joined the F4, and a large range of models has grown from these two platforms.
With a 50-year passion for Italian motorcycles, Ian Falloon tells the full and fascinating story of MV Agusta, covering all the street and racing models from 1945 to the present day.
• This edition limited to 500 copies • The complete story of MV (Meccanica Verghera): one of the most famous names in motorcycling • MV Agusta dominated Grand Prix motorcycle racing for more than two decades • Details the bikes that won a total of 37 World Championships • A look at some of the most exotic four-cylinder production motorcycles of the 1960s and 1970s • The Grand Prix machines that were ridden by Surtees, Hocking, Hailwood, Agostini and Read to multiple World Championships • How Ubbiali and Provini provided MV Agusta with world titles in the 125 and 250cc classes • Covers the small displacement motorcycles that were produced alongside the exotic racing machines • Details the closure of MV Agusta in 1977, and the subsequent resurrection by the Castiglionis in 1997 • The influence of Count Domenico Agusta on the racing success of the company