MV Agusta Turismo Veloce hits motorcycle world record

An MV Agusta Turismo Veloce has attained a motorcycle world record by visiting eleven countries in just 24-hours

MV Agusta World Record

LAST week we reported on a record attempt made by Valerio Boni to ride an MV Agusta Turismo Veloce sports touring motorcycle through eleven countries in 24-hours. On Tuesday this week, Boni completed the feat, etching his own name, and that of MV Agusta into the record books.

Starting in Sweden, Boni and the bike travelled through Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Austria, before rolling through the factory gate at MV Agusta on the banks of Lake Varese in Italy.

The attempt officially started at 5.38 PM, when Boni filled the bike at a petrol station in Malmö’s Western suburbs where Boni filled up. A few kilometres in Sweden before crossing the scenic bridge to Denmark, and then all the way down South for an endurance ride Boni and MV Agusta designed to put the new Turismo Veloce to the test.

Boni and the MV didn’t have it all their own way though, after a warm and sunny start in Sweden, things quickly became more complicated. Heavy rain was reported to accompany the rider for much of the central European leg, and a diversion in the Netherlands caused him to slow considerably, putting the record in jeopardy. Eventually though, the job was done, and Boni crossed the finish line in Schiranna, finishing with an officially recorded distance was 2.003 km.

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Speaking of the record-breaking ride, Boni said:

“Everything went according to plan, or almost. We reached our objective also thanks to the Turismo Veloce, which proved to be extremely reliable and comfortable, two qualities that certainly were key in this situation. The comfortable saddle, the good protection provided by the windshield, the absence of vibrations and the cruise control function are the most important elements that helped me ride the Turismo Veloce for 2.003 km in 24 hours across 11 countries. It was an unforgettable experience, and a not too tiring one either.”