MV Agusta to showcase Superveloce 1000 at 2023 FuoriConcorso

MV Agusta will attend the 2023 FuoriConcorso event in Lake Como, Italy, where it will showcase its Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro.

MV Agusta Superveloce 1000, 500cc 4-cylinder 72/74.

MV Agusta has announced that it will attend this year’s FuoriConcorso event in Lake Como.

The 2023 FuoriConcorso will take place in Lake Como this weekend on 20-21 May, with MV Agusta’s presentation scheduled for 10:00-12:00 on the 20th in the 17th-century Villa del Grumello.

Since the FuoriConcorso is focusing on aerodynamics for its 2023 edition, it makes sense that the motorcycle from its current range that MV should choose to showcase there should be the MV Agusta Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro, since it features wings on the front.

Additionally, the inspiration for the design of the Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro came from MV’s past, and particularly 1972. That year, MV Agusta became the first Grand Prix motorcycle racing team to put wings on a motorcycle - their four-cylinder 500, to be particular - with the intention of creating downforce. 

Phil Read tested them at Assen in 1972, although his 1973 and 1973 world titles would come with the more traditional, wing-less fairing on the four-cylinder 500. Nonetheless, it is the winged version that MV will display alongside the Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro in Lake Como this weekend.

By now, MotoGP is dominated by wings, both on-track and in the discourse surrounding the sport, and the earliest versions of modern-era MotoGP wings, in 2015 and 2016, bear some significant resemblance to the MV wings from 51 years ago.

MV Agusta, wings aside, is one of the most important brands in the history of MotoGP, which celebrated its 1000th Grand Prix at the weekend. In a way, it was fitting that the winner of last weekend’s French Grand Prix was the Italian, Marco Bezzecchi, riding a Ducati for the VR46 Racing Team owned by Valentino Rossi, since Rossi is such an important and historic figure in MotoGP, and a winner of 115 Grands Prix. 

Only one rider has won more Grands Prix than Rossi: Giacomo Agostini, who won 122. The 15-times World Champion won 110 of 122 his Grand Prix victories and 13 of his 15 world titles with MV (the others coming with Yamaha), and will be present at this weekend’s FuoriConcorso with the Italian brand, a week after celebrating the 1000th Grand Prix in Le Mans.

The only motorcycle manufacturer set to make an appearance at FuoriConcorso, MV says that, at the event, it “will once again stand out as an icon of unrivalled elegance and as a symbol of speed, cutting-edge technology and style, embodying the idea of an "aristocracy" of racing that makes every single MV Agusta a shining example of "Motorcycle Art".”

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