AMG-Themed MV Agusta F3 Solar Beam Becomes Production Model

MV Agusta F3 Solar Beam 1 photo
Photo: Florin Tibu
If you like MV Agusta AND Mercedes or their high-performance souped-up AMG cars, we're pleased to announce that the F3 Solar Beam golden bike will not remain a one-off creation to be exhibited in a museum or auctioned and bought by a rich fellow.
At the launch of the Brutale 800 in Spain, MV Agusta CEO Giovanni Castiglioni has confirmed that the Solar Beam will be manufactured as a production model, albeit in limited numbers. This means it will become another special edition MV Agusta like many others before it, but symbolizing the collaboration between the two companies.

Indeed, despite being a limited edition model, the F3 Solar Beam is going to be the first motorcycle to link MV Agusta and AMG together. We remind you that AMG invested in the Italian manufacturer, acquiring a 25% minority, with the confirmation arriving in early 2015.

MV Agusta fans feared that Mercedes (through AMG) would continue to increase their financial participation in the Italian maker and, eventually, buy the whole company. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche declared that the Germans had no plans to either buy MV Agusta entirely or start building motorcycles.

The products of the Varese house would remain 100% Italian, with no input from outside. Even though Daimler now has a person on MV Agusta's board of directors, the matter has nothing to do with bike development or design, Zetsche added.

More MV Agusta models are expected this year

MV Agusta was expected to show their new 1000cc platform last year at EICMA, but that didn't happen. The F4 superbikes are rather old, compared to what the competition dished out over the last two years, and with Mercedes financial backup, the Italian maker is looking forward for a strong renewal of its flagship machines.

With the new liter-class machines postponed, it appears like 2016 might bring no less than six new models, three naked and three sport bikes.

While speed addicts are most likely dying to see the new F4, another of the machines MV Agusta is expected to bring in 2016 is what we're waiting for. Namely, in mid-July 2015, Mr. Castiglioni confirmed that Schiranna was working on a crossover, and we're dreaming of a sport-adventure bike in the vein of the BMW S1000XR.

Obviously, the bike should be powered by the new 1000cc mill and integrate all MV Agusta's top electronics. Who's betting on Schiranna's new generation of machines also featuring at least semi-active suspensions?
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