MV Agusta Dragster RR Lewis Hamilton Edition Introduced

Special Edition short run motorcycles are a quite common thing at MV Agusta, as if their bikes weren't already special and good-looking. However, the latest machine that rolled out the factory doors in Schiranna is not an Agostini, neither a Castiglioni-themed bike. The man who linked his name to that of the Dragster RR is a modern-day hero - Lewis Hamilton.
MV Agusta Dragster RR Lewis Hamilton Edition 6 photos
Photo: MV Agusta
MV Agusta Dragster RR Lewis Hamilton EditionMV Agusta Dragster RR Lewis Hamilton EditionMV Agusta Dragster RR Lewis Hamilton EditionMV Agusta Dragster RR Lewis Hamilton EditionMV Agusta Dragster RR Lewis Hamilton Edition
Lewis Hamilton is often referred to as the first black rider in F1, despite his father being black and his mother white. However, the color of his skin was nothing compared to the fact that he also won the 2008 and the 2014 Formula 1 championships.

He is currently a driver for Team Mercedes AMG and, you see, getting the epic chance to have his name on an MV Agusta was sort of natural. And this is because Mercedes/AMG own a quarter of MV Agusta, and such publicity is good for all the three parts involved.

Red anodized bolt-on parts installed according to Hamilton's directions

MV Agusta doesn't provide detailed info, or photos of the bike, for that matter, and this makes us believe that the changes are only affecting the aesthetics department of the Dragster RR. Otherwise, tech improvements could have made a strong point well worth mentioning in the short press release.

The House of Schiranna adds that "working closely with the MV Agusta CRC (Castiglioni Research Center) design team, Lewis ensured that bike specifications and performance perfectly matched his requirements. The creation of the Dragster RR bike comprised of an on-going collaborative process between the F1 World Champion and the MV Agusta Team, from concept to hand assembled production."

This means that more than a one-off Lewis Hamilton machine will be available, and we are struggling to find out how many. The video shows a bevy of red anodized parts with matching Borrani wheels and red hubs, pegs and covers, levers and other accents. We can barely wait to see the bike in the flesh at EICMA, so prepare for a ton of cool pics. We also bet the bikes also come with a Hamilton autograph, and we already spotted the number 44.

If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram X (Twitter)

Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories