Here’s One for the MV Agusta Fans

01/20/2011 @ 11:57 am, by Jensen Beeler2 COMMENTS

If you’re a lover of all things Italian (MV Agusta‘s in particular), and near the Midland, Michigan area, then you should stop by the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art before April 10, 2011. A part of the Midland Center of the Arts, the museum is showing an exhibit on Italian art that includes a gallery full of classic and modern MV Agusta motorcycles, along with photographs of Italian cars, and 17th century Italian sketches.

Showing the merger of form and function, MV Agusta motorcycles easily top our list as some of the finest-looking two-wheeled machines ever made. As much as we slog the Italian company for going to the well on its most recent creation, the 2012 MV Agusta F3, its predecessor the MV Agusta F4, whose lines were penned by the master Massimo Tamburini, has to be the most gorgeous modern motorcycle ever produced by mortal man.

A video of the exhibit is embedded after the jump, along with a gallery of the MV Agusta F3. If any A&R readers go to the exhibit, we’d love to post your photos of the MV’s on display.

2012 MV Agusta F3:

Source: Midland Center of the Arts

  • Tom

    This video explains why people are aghast at the idea of an Italian motorcycle made in Thailand. The concern may turn out to be unfounded but why the concern exists has been well cultivated for decades.

  • froryde

    Purchasing an motorcycle (not a scooter) – ESPECIALLY an Italian one – is probably a 99% emotional decision (if not 100%). No offense to Thais, but the word “Thailand” doesn’t exactly conjure up images of passion (at least not the kind associated with motorcycles), speed, fast cars, or sexy designs.

    If people still argue that it doesn’t matter where Ducatis are made as long as the quality is there, then it’s pretty clear that they are not the target audience. Make no mistakes about it – Italians are very good at selling emotion.

    On the other hand, I think I’ve read somewhere the MV Agusta has an Asian (Thailand) assembly plant? If they do, they are hiding that piece of info pretty well!!