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31 July 2018

MV Agusta returns to Grand Prix racing

The bike maker partners with Forward Racing Team for their return

Alpesh Rajpurohit
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270 Grand Prix motorcycle races. 38 World Riders' Championships. 37 World Constructors' Championships. These are just some of the statistics that MV Agusta has on its trophy wall as one of the most successful teams in the history of motorcycle racing. The maker of some of the most drool-worthy and flashy motorcycles on this planet is all set to return to Grand Prix racing and will compete in the Moto2 World Championship from next year.

MV Agusta won its first championship in 1952 in the 125cc category, and after winning that, it conquered the other categories as well – the 250cc, the 350cc and the 500cc. What you are seeing are the official images of the motorcycle which will make its way to the upcoming championship.

As is regulation, the Moto2 bike will use Triumph's 765cc, triple cylinder motor. MV will develop its chassis around this motor with input from Suter, which is also running a team in the championship. The frame is a tubular steel trellis with suspension from Ohlins and full titanium exhaust sourced from SC-Project. It will weigh in at 217kg and have a wheelbase of 1382mm.

There has been no word about who will pilot the motorcycles for the team. We expect that announcement to happen later in the year.


Tags: triumph, mv agusta, motorsports, grand prix, moto2 championship

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