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MV Agusta Rivale Claudio Castiglioni Special Edition Causes Involuntary Drooling

Tecnoart Sersan is known for its ability to use extremely good-looking machinery and turn it into truly glorious pieces of motorcycle art, simply by using the magic of wisely-chosen colors and graphic design. The latest creation from Tecnoart is an unique MV Agusta Rivale 800, transformed into a one-off special edition model dedicated to Claudio Castiglioni.
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Claudio, father to actual MV Agusta owner Giovanni, is one of the most respected personalities in the Italian bike industry, and he is credited for his amazing efforts to resurrect Ducati and MV Agusta. As a Cagiva executive, he bought brands such as Ducati, Husqvarna or Moto Morini, unwilling to let them perish into oblivion, and made Cagiva the 5th-largest bike manufacturer in the world at that time.

Castiglioni is also remembered for his involvement in developing some of the iconic Italian sport motorcycles, such as the Ducati 916 and MV Agusta F4, with the late Massimo Tamburini. Multiple other motorcycles manufactured by Ducati, Cagiva and MV Agusta have also been created under his supervision and have won races and inspired riders all over the world. In 2011 Mr. Castiglioni died in Varese, Italy, at the age of 64, but his legacy is carried on by both MV Agusta and the other brands he was involved with in the past.

Tecnoart Sersan has collaborated with MV Agusta fir the creation of this spectacular Rivale 800. The special edition livery is complemented with Claudio Castiglioni’s signature, both on the upper half-fairing and etched in the center of the aluminum handlebars. An unique badge was especially created for this bike, and was proudly set on display atop the fuel tank, between the fuel cap and the ignition.

Since Tecnoart doesn’t mention having changed anything in the technical department, we can believe that the Rivale 800 is the same exhilarating 125 horsepower (@12,500 rpm) 3-cylinder beast, delivering 84 Nm (61.9 lb-ft) of torque at 8,600 rpm, with electronically-limited revving which stops at 13,000 rpm.
MV Agusta Rivale also benefits for the landmark MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) platform. 

Tge bike comes with full ride-by-wire throttle control and management, with no less than 4 engine maps available: sports, normal road usage and wet or slippery road conditions, with the 4th being an user-customizable mode. Riders can customize parameters such as the engine response, rev limiter, engine torque response, throttle and engine brake sensitivity, plus the 8 levels of traction control available.

Race-derived Brembo brakes, a Marzocchi fork and a Sachs progressive rear shock are also standard for this 178 kg (392 lbs) machine. The Rivale 800 is good for 245 km/h (153 mph) and retails in Europe for €12,690 ($17,265) or €13,290 ($18,080) with ABS and RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation).

 
 
 
 
 

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