New MV Agusta Superveloce special edition is pretty much unobtainable

The new MV Agusta Superveloce Arsham is said to be the ultimate expression of exclusivism - “The most exclusive collaboration in the motorcycle world”

MV Agusta Superveloce Arsham

The MV Agusta Superveloce Arsham is produced in so few numbers you will probably never even see one, let alone own one.

It is produced by MV Agusta in collaboration with the artist Daniel Arsham, and uses the MV Agusta Superveloce as a cafe racer-style base, onto which a fascinating colour scheme of all white is applied. Arsham, who says he “was always fascinated with the automotive world,” has at least gone to the trouble of using his ‘exposure’ technique on a few spots on the bike: the front fairing, the right-side fairing, and the rear cowl. As you can see from the photos, he’s delighted with the result.

Only six examples of the motorcycle, launched today (8 December) at the Art Basel show in Miami Beach, have been made. MV describes the concept as “astonishingly reminiscent of the intimate nature of the Superveloce itself: disturbingly attractive, avant-garde, incredibly iconic and high-tech yet with clear references to the great classics of motorcycling, MV Agusta’s Superveloce was a natural choice for this project.” We will take your word for it, ragazzi.

Timur Sardarov, CEO, MV Agusta Motor S.p.A., said: “I am thrilled about this incredible collaboration with Daniel Arsham, an artist I truly admire and that has so much in common with MV Agusta in terms of values and philosophy. His works are amazingly inspiring, and together we will take our Motorcycle Art to the next level.”

Daniel Arsham, said: “I was always fascinated by the automotive world. The design ethos of cars and motorcycles, always fits a particular era and they mark time through their design.

“The project on the Superveloce was the opportunity to explore a “moving sculpture”, a functional motorcycle that have been transformed into a sculpture, by adding crystal erosions and by applying a colour that is reminiscent of my other artworks and style. Together with MV Agusta we created everything on the bike, including the stand, overcoming engineering challenges and resulting in a new interpretation of Motorcycle Art.”

As mentioned above, the base model for this most exclusive of special editions is the MV Agusta Superveloce, which means a 798cc three-cylinder motor churning out 147bhp and 65lb ft, while a steel trellis design makes up the main frame with a 43mm Marzocchi inverted fork and a Sachs monoshock working at the front and rear, respectively.

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