Multiple F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has a long-standing relationship with MV Agusta. He often arrives for races on an F4 and now he’s signed a deal to help design a new bike with the firm.
MV’s Hamilton connection has previously led to the limited-edition Dragster RR LH44, and he’s been working with CRC (Castiglioni Research Department) to create a new machine. The bike is presumably complete. MV Agusta boss Giovanni Castiglioni says the new Hamilton-designed MV will go on sale within a month.
MV Agusta president Giovanni Castiglioni said: “I met Lewis a few years ago when he called up our Customer Care asking in a very humble way to buy a special bike. After having developed some 1/1 bikes for Lewis we turned our common passion into a partnership with the creation of the successful Dragster RR LH produced in 244 units. I’m very excited and proud to continue this cooperation that will see new MV Agustas co-designed with Lewis entering the market in the next month.”
Lewis Hamilton added: “I am very excited to continue my partnership with MV Agusta. I love working with Giovanni and the guys at MV Agusta, their passion for engineering and attention to detail produces quite stunning, original looking bikes. My projects with MV Agusta are a great way to combine my love of riding bikes with my interest in creative design process so I am very much involved with the CRC (Castiglioni Research Department) design team throughout.”