Connect with us


Gallery: MV Agusta RVS #1



They teased it, then they released it. Now they’re showing it properly.

Ok, so it’s basically a Brutale Dragster with some special bits on it. But that’s not to say that it isn’t still desirable.

Here’s what MV have to say about it on their website:

Today MV Agusta unveils the new RVS #1, the first product of the Brand RVS – Reparto Veicoli Speciali, the new “Limited Run” Division of MV Agusta..

RVS #1 is a unique bike built in MV Agusta’s new mechanical atelier, created by MV Agusta with CRC (Castiglioni Research Center), a new division expressly dedicated to special bikes, completely hand-assembled. RVS #1 is the best of M V Agusta production.

It will be the most powerful bike within the MV three cylinder range, boasting 150 cv and an incredible light weight of just 160 Kgs. It’s the new standard regarding power-weight ratio, linking outstanding thermodynamic efficiency and super sports performance. A unique bike in terms of equipment, quality of component construction, design and performance.

The MV Agusta 3 cylinder engine has evolved thanks to mechanical refinement and material improvements resulting in a new Euro IV compliant engine with improved efficiency and quieter operation. MV also developed new specific engine ride modes to grant the Customer an exclusive driving experience.

Chassis is essential, light and designed specifically for unrivalled dynamic performance. The steel framework has been completed and enhanced with new aviation grade aluminum lateral plates. On the right side is milled RVS #1 logo into the surface. Tank and seat have specific production techniques: precious titanium plates are mounted within the tank; the stitched “honeycomb” seat is expressly designed for comfort and ergonomics.

A stunning Titanium exhaust – included in the supplied kit – has been designed together with SC-Project. Developed specifically for the racetrack it offers increased performance and a dramatic weight saving over the stock item.

CRC designed componentry including the dashboard support, footpeg units, engine protectors and racing handlebars with specific clutch and braking systems incorporating Braking’s Sunstar Batfly’s brake discs.

Customized machined Kineo spoke wheels mounted with Pirelli MT 60 RS tires accentuate RVS#1 performance and unique DNA.

RVS #1 takes aesthetics to new levels whilst not sacrificing efficiency and safety: the adaptable front headlight uses an integrated inertial system illuminating the individual L.E.D. units based on lean angle and velocity in order to provide enhanced illumination performance.

RVS#1 is a limited edition. “One man, One bike”.

Skulls though?

Source: MV Agusta

Fire it up in the comments below:

Join us as we aim to lift the coverage of motorcycling online. If it's bikes, then it'll be on Motofire. And don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for all of the latest as well!


Custom of the Week: Yamaha SR500 ‘Scrambler’ by Daniel Peter




SCRAMBLERS ARE A HOT TOPIC. Build one, and you’re sure to be judged solely by how well equipped it is for hardcore off-piste use.

But that’s not all that scramblers are about. Daniel Peter compares his latest build to his childhood BMX—and it’s pretty much how we feel about modern-day scramblers too.

“When I was four years old, my BMX bike became my life,” he explains. “It was so simple, yet so fun. Just wheels, pedals and brakes. I’d ride it to the beach, jump a few curbs along the way, race my friends. Those were the good days.”

“30 years later, I set out to build a motorcycle based on the same principles. There’s nothing on this bike that doesn’t need to be there. It has wheels, a punchy engine and great brakes. I didn’t even put a speedo on it, because I never looked at the one on my last bike.”

Daniel works as a photographer in Chicago, but wrenches during the winter to keep his passion for riding alive. He keeps a workshop in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood, outfitted with a tool cabinet, a welder, and a 1940s South Bend lathe.

This 1978-model Yamaha SR500 is the fourth Yamaha 500 he’s built to date. “It’s the most simple, yet the most thorough, of the bunch,” he says.

The motor’s been bumped to 540 cc, with a grocery list of go-fast bits that includes a lighter XT500 crank, a new piston from JE and a Megacycle cam for better torque down low.

R&D valve springs with titanium caps, a Powerdynamo ignition and a high-flow oil pump from Kedo round out the package.

Hoos Racing refreshed the crank and cut new valve seats for Daniel, but he tackled the rest of the rebuild himself. Every single bearing and seal was replaced along the way too. As for the carb, it’s been swapped out for a 39 mm Keihin FCR flatslide number, fed by a fat K&N filter.

The exhaust system is a combination of a custom made stainless steel header, and a Cone Engineering muffler.

The SR rolls on 17” supermoto wheels, borrowed from a KTM (front) and a Honda CRF450 (rear). They’re wrapped in Pirelli MT60 Corsa tread; a 120 up front, and a chunky 160 on the 5” rear rim. (“It juuust fits,” says Daniel.)

The brakes have been upgraded with a mix of Brembo and Beringer parts, with an RCS 14 radial master cylinder up front.

On top is an aluminum Yamaha XT500 fuel tank, wrapped in a paint scheme “inspired by an unforgettable riding trip through Baja.” Just behind it is a new saddle from MotoLanna, with a new kicked-up subframe loop.

It’s just about spring in Chicago, so Daniel must be itching to rack up the miles on his SR500. And we’re betting it’s going to be impossible to get him off it.

A version of this article first appeared on Bike Exif. It’s republished here with permission.

Fire it up in the comments below:
Continue Reading


Icon claim back the streets in their latest, epic video



Street’s Not Dead.

Regular readers will know that we eagerly await anything released from the US streetwear firm Icon Motorsports. So the moment that a video drops from the Portland firm we’re bound to pay attention.

That’s an interest piqued double when they post it alongside what is essentially a call to arms…

“Street’s not dead. If you think it went away, you’d be wrong. Street’s still here undermining pompous authority, rejecting standards, and bucking the status quo..”

And they’re not kidding either. With the Icon clad rider thrashing their Kawasaki ZX-10R through city streets, car parks and even a public fountain at one point, there’s a lot to take in.

Couple that with their usual loud, Icon style and you’ve certainly got a statement of intent.

(Don’t try this at home kids).



Fire it up in the comments below:
Continue Reading

On Fire...

Copyright © 2018 Motofire Limited