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MV Agusta Zagato car/bike coming

MV Agusta Zagato

It’s business as “unusual” at cash-strapped MV Agusta who is teaming up with car designer Zagato to create a new bike to be unveiled on September 4.

The above photo is the only detail we have so far been given, but it almost looks like they have created a two-wheeled car, a streamliner or even a covered scooter like the BMW C-1.

Let’s hope not!

There are no more details provided, only the date of unveiling.

Zagato is a Milan-based coachbuilding company started by Ugo Zagato about 100 years ago to build car and plane bodies.

The name is more common to people in the car world who would be familiar with his aerodynamic car designs.

1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2
1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2

Ugo’s car bodies have been used by Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, BMW, Cadillac, Ferrari, Fiat, Jaguar and Maserati.

Some have been stunning motor show concepts, some have gone into production and are still a thing of beauty today while some are just ridiculously ugly, like the Cadillac Nart!

Today, the company is a bespoke designer for exclusive and cashed-up customers.

So it comes as something of a surprise that MV Agusta would have an association with such an exotic company in these troubled financial times.

MV Agusta wants out of its relationship with AMG Mercedes and is looking for a new buyer or financial partners, including Polaris Industries, to keep the company going.

More recently MV Agusta has extended its business plan to include escorted and guided tours of Italy on their new Turismo Veloce 800 sports tourer.