EICMA’s the stomping ground for a lot of brands to showcase their best stuff, and no other brand flaunts gorgeous bikes the way MV Agusta does. From its sportbike lineup which includes the F series and the Superveloce models, there is no shortage of craftsmanship woven into every stitch and molded into every panel.
The competition was organized by Motociclismo magazine and powered by Garmin. EICMA 2021 participants voted for the bike that they thought was best, and essentially bestowed the brand’s Superveloce Ago with the title of “Best bike of the show.” This is by no means a small feat, as there are thousands of bikes present at what is one of the biggest trade shows for two-wheelers in the world.
Other models in the running were nowhere close to the 47.2 percentage among 12,567 voting attendees at EICMA this year. Models like the Aprilia Tuareg got 19 percent of the votes during the show, while the MotoMorini X-Cape took third with 7.9 percent of the total votes.
Safe to say, it’s a bit of a landslide victory for MV, but for good reason. The Superveloce on its own is already a gorgeous piece of performance machinery. On top of that, it’s in a very desirable variant. The awarding ceremony took place on the last day of EICMA at the Motociclismo booth.
Given the bike’s limited nature and the fact that it is an homage to one of the greatest motorcycle racers in the world means that MV put out all the stops to make it one of the greatest creations in recent history. Only 311 units were built, the same number of wins under Giacomo Agostini’s belt during his career. Every bike is hand-made in the MV factory and personally signed by Agostini himself.
“The best bike of show is another great award for us, and a further recognition of all the energy and the resources MV Agusta is consistently putting in the development of new products. Winning this award for the sixth time is a cause of great satisfaction for all of us. I would like to dedicate it to all MV Agusta employees, who put incredible passion in their everyday work.”