Italy’s legendary MV Agusta and Slovenia’s celebrated Akrapovič are partnering to create new exhaust systems for MV Agusta motorcycles. Both MV Agusta and Akrapovič are active in contemporary Grand Prix and World Supersport racing, and expect to convert that experience into improved motorcycle performance.“Count Domenico Agusta and Igor Akrapovič both came from a racing background and created winning global brands through their passion,” notes Akrapovič CEO Uroš Rosa, “making this collaboration a natural fit. Akrapovič will create innovative products for the beautiful MV Agusta models that are coming soon, with designs that have never been seen before. With high-tech, race-proven materials, such as titanium and carbon fiber, we will create systems that will enhance the Motorcycle Art that MV Agusta prides itself on, and our engineers will produce a unique sound for the range. Our exhausts will make a statement for all to see and hear that perfectly complements MV Agusta motorcycles.”
“Sound is part of the MV Agusta experience,” explains MV Agusta Motor CEO Timur Sardarov. “It’s a key element to its style, and we pay a lot of attention to it. Our three- and four-cylinder models have quite unique personalities, and we’ve always worked towards matching them with hair-raising sound. But this partnership goes well beyond the look and sound. It is really about leading-edge technology, performance, and uncompromising quality. MV Agusta and Akrapovič have a very similar approach to industrial excellence, accepting nothing but the best.”“Akrapovič is extremely excited about this latest chapter in its motorcycle history,” Rosa added. “To enter into a new partnership with one of the most iconic brands in the industry and one that shares a similar ethos and DNA to our own is another big step for our company.”“I welcome this partnership as a natural alliance between like-minded leaders in their own field,” Sardarov said, “which will bring about many synergies and even better products for the enjoyment of motorcycle enthusiasts around the world.”
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!