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Revealed: New MV Agusta/Zagato concept bike (nearly).

Why wait until September 4th?

We write about MV Agusta a lot here on Motofire. Why? The answer is simple, it’s because like many people, we love them. Their heady mixture of beautiful, often over-exuberant design, gorgeous engineering and infuriating, Italian quirkiness seems to provide that perfect blend that riders like to refer to as ‘character’.

Naturally then, the moment that the predominantly car design house Zagato teased their new motorcycle design in partnership with MV a few weeks ago, our exotica senses went into overload.

Now, still fifteen days away from the official announcement, we can get our best look yet at the new ‘concept’ machine thanks to a new teaser video released this morning.

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Based off of the F4 architecture, the new F4Z looks to contain many of the well-known, design traits of the Zagato design house. There’s stunningly styled bodywork, mixed with top-of-the-line components – such as Marzocchi forks and Brembo brakes – as well as the contentious, often divisive aesthetic quirks that make Zagato such an intriguing company.

And then there is the annoying habit of teasing the machine in a quick-edit video that only offers glimpses of the bike as a whole.

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Well, we couldn’t wait.

So we’ve spent some time with the video and after a few tricky, digital manipulations (read: easy contrast and brightness editing) we can now show you the best view yet at this new machine.

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Look at the bulky bodywork up front? What about that screen that sits atop the bulbous front fairing like an aerofoil? There’s so much to discuss but still not an official picture of the machine or details of any mechanical improvements that may have been made.

So in the meantime this will have to do.

You’re welcome.

 

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25 Comments

25 Comments

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    Paul Connolly

    August 20, 2016 at 10:59

    Reminds me of what Aprilia tried in 1998… https://t.co/bUcr0e0sng

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    Ellory Gaskin-Payne

    August 20, 2016 at 11:06

    A thing of hideous beauty

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    R Birtel

    August 20, 2016 at 12:08

    They need to conceive a process of getting replacement parts to US in less than 6 months…

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    Neil Bullock

    August 20, 2016 at 13:34

    Let’s hope the bike’s lighting is better! :D

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    Denis Pian

    August 20, 2016 at 20:58

    Spero questa sia solo una ipotesi è che la vera realizzazione sia un po più graziosa! Ok c’è molto richiamo alla vecchia MV che Ago usava al TT ma non si sposa nulla con questa idea!

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    Denis Pian

    August 20, 2016 at 22:05

    That’s my opinion, but I always loved MV :-)

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    Denis Pian

    August 20, 2016 at 22:05

    That’s my opinion, but I always loved MV :-)

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    Alan Seeley

    August 20, 2016 at 23:14

    What’s your analysis of MV riding dynamics vs the tech? Seems to me the balance is almost where it was on the 70s machines, although for different reasons.

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    Francesco Sky

    August 21, 2016 at 01:42

    Ammazza che brutta !!!! Zagato ammazzati

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    Denis Beggi

    August 21, 2016 at 05:03

    Un prosciutto con le ruote…

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    John Rowland

    August 21, 2016 at 12:04

    Detail gorgeous but it looks like it’s eaten too much pasta

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    GP

    August 21, 2016 at 12:09

    really like the wheels! @originaljubba

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    MotoFire

    August 21, 2016 at 12:17

    We concur it is definitely nice

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    Tony Galantini

    August 21, 2016 at 17:58

    E molto rarra

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    Gary Hicks

    August 21, 2016 at 19:00

    Matty Savage

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    Ellory Gaskin-Payne

    August 21, 2016 at 19:33

    MotoFire not 100% on the floating windshield. Will need to see one in all its glory I reckon. But i love things that are a bit different

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    James Saw

    August 21, 2016 at 21:42

    Looking at the out line in the picture it sort of reminds me abit of the Suzuki Nuda concept of years ago.

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    MotoFire

    August 21, 2016 at 22:07

    Yes. Good memory!

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    Andrea Mazo

    August 21, 2016 at 23:07

    …che delusione! Sembra la Aprilia Motó da strada!

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    Vitaliano Petrillo

    August 22, 2016 at 03:13

    Marcello Carrabba

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    Marcello Carrabba

    August 22, 2016 at 10:31

    U gesu

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    Kumar Vikki

    August 22, 2016 at 14:38

    I look at this pic everyday and wonder about all the things wrong in life.Then I look again.I’m happy the world is right!

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    RiccardoDesmoPolonio

    August 26, 2016 at 19:28

    what a orrible bike…Mv is the one of most beautiful Italian bike this concept like seems F4 pregnant

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    yo_papeee

    August 26, 2016 at 22:46

    I see they turned one more light on. ☺☺

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    Colonel

    August 27, 2016 at 07:10

    A big fish preparing a eat front wheel https://t.co/j9nCQ1C3Z4

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