When you put together the words ‘modern’ and ‘classic,’ what do you think of?
For MV Agusta, it’s a new café racer capable of 115.5hp at 7000rpm and 116.5Nm of peak torque, with a potential due date in 2024.
According to the report from Bennets, the café racer – christened the ‘921 S’ – is the byproduct of a recent deal between the Italian bike marque and KTM’s parent company, Pierer Mobility, who purportedly invested a 25% stake in MV Agusta a few days before the bike was shown off at EICMA 2022.
Inspired by the 1973 MV Agusta 750S and based on Agusta’s highly popular Brutale naked offering, the 921 S concept already gives off a nice list of functional perks:
- 4.5-inch touchscreen display
- 16-litre tank
- LED lights
- Clip-on handlebars
- 205kg weight (dry)
- A 921cc, inline-four engine capable of Euro5 compliancy and a top speed exceeding 136mph
- Öhlins suspension (electronically adjustable forks / rear single shock absorber)
- Brembo brakes (four-piston calipers at the front and two pistons with a single 220mm disc at the rear
“Presented in a cafe racer style, the 921S Concept eschews the Brutale’s more dramatic elements in favour of a stripped back appearance fronted by a stylised ringed circular headlight, looming over a carved silver front mudguard and prominent crescent-shaped front brake cover,” states the report.
Time will tell on whether this build will truly see a 2024 debut like MV CEO Timur Sardarov confirmed to MCN; in the meantime, stay connected, drop a comment below letting us know what you think, and as always – stay safe on the twisties.