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First look: The luxurious MV Agusta Superveloce 98 Edizione Limitata


At the ripe age of 78, MV Agusta is the third-oldest Italian motorcycle company still in operation. But the company’s first motorcycle engine is even older—it was built in 1943, two years before the Meccanica Verghera Agusta brand was officially registered. Now the Varese-based marque is celebrating its birth with the release of the luxurious MV Agusta Superveloce 98 Edizione Limitata.

The Superveloce is the closest thing that MV Agusta has to a modern classic in their current range. Based on the MV Agusta F3 superbike, it uses the donor bike’s 798 cc triple-cylinder engine, steel trellis frame, aluminum swingarm, and most of its running gear. But it trades the F3’s ultra-modern fairings for more elegant bodywork, echoing the rounder aesthetics of MV Agusta’s 1970s race bikes.

First revealed in 2018, the Superveloce has come out in various versions and special edition trims since. Taking up residence alongside the current ‘base’ model Superveloce and the swankier Superveloce S, the Superveloce 98 pays tribute to the company’s first motorcycle—the MV 98.

If you’re not au fait with MV Agusta’s history, we’ll bring you up to speed. The marque traces its originals back to the early 20s, which is when Giovanni Agusta co-founded the Costruzioni Aeronautiche Giovanni Agusta S.A. aircraft company. When he passed away just a few years later at the age of 48, the company was left to his wife and sons.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: First look: The luxurious MV Agusta Superveloce 98 Edizione Limitata
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/mv-agusta-superveloce-98
Published Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2023 10:55:06 +0000

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