The long-rumored deal between Daimler AG and MV Agusta has finally been completed with the German automaker’s Mercedes-AMG brand purchasing a 25% stake in the Italian motorcycle maker. Terms of the deal were not announced. “In MV Agusta, we have found the perfect two-wheel partner for Mercedes-AMG,” says Tobias Moers, chief executive officer of Mercedes-AMG. […]
Special Edition MV Agusta F3 800 AGO
MV Agusta announced it will produce a new special edition version of the F3 800 honoring the legendary Giacomo Agostini. The F3 800 AGO was originally revealed last fall at EICMA but MV Agusta has now confirmed it will be produced, releasing full details and pricing.
The all-time leader in Grand Prix race wins won 13 of his record 15 world titles with MV Agusta, making him a worthy subject for tribute model. The F3 800 AGO features the Italian Tricolore red, white and green colors, gold accents and a number of lightweight components.
Carbon fiber fenders, machined aluminum foot pegs and other aluminum parts help reduce the F3 800′s weight, as do the forged aluminum wheels. MV Agusta claims a dry weight of 377 pounds on the AGO model, 4.4 pounds lighter than the regular F3 800.
Mechanically, the F3 800 AGO is identical to the base model. It also sports MV Agusta’s Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System (MVICS) electronics package of ride-by-wire throttle control, four selectable maps and an eight-level traction control system. The F3 800 AGO also comes with a quick shifter and anti-lock braking system as standard equipment.
MV Agusta will produce 300 units of the AGO, each featuring Agostini’s autograph across the fuel tank and a silver plaque mounted to the steering yoke. The F3 800 AGO also comes with a certificate of authenticity that is also signed by Agostini.
In Europe, the MV Agusta F3 800 AGO is priced at €23,990 (US$33,150), a significant increase from the €14,710 price for the base model and €15,310 for the ABS-equipped version. Stay tuned for U.S. availability and pricing.
[Source: MV Agusta]