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Is MV Agusta building a jet bike?

The One to One project is alternatively fuelled, very loud and very fast

AT the launch of its Brutale 800RR, MV Agusta announced a product strategy going forward.

Comprising of six tiers, it ranges from the entry-level models, to a bespoke, one-off project costing more than €200,000.

Naturally this caught our eye. What could MV be making that costs almost a quarter of a million Euros?

The manufacturer does have a Moto2 bike in the pipeline for 2019 but this is separate to that, CEO Giovanni Castiglioni stated.

Furthermore, 'One to One', as the project is known, will be neither conventionally, nor electrically propelled.

“Alternative propulsion doesn’t mean electric,” he commented. “All I can say is it will make a lot of power and noise.”

Refusing to comment on our speculation, Castiglioni didn’t rule out the possibility of the one-off model being jet propelled.

“It’s a radically different, never seen before propulsion-wise project. Not just design, but the way everything works is different.”

“It’s kind of a mix of everything,” he added cryptically.

However, jet powered motorcycles are already in existence. Take the Y2K Turbine Superbike, as ridden by Jay Leno, which makes 320bhp and has a claimed top speed of 250mph.

Whatever MV is planning, it looks like we’re going to have to wait a while to find out. Production of the one-off model, for which MV already has a buyer, began six months ago, with Castiglioni anticipating it to be finished ‘about the middle of next year’.

                                               

                              

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