MV Agusta Developing an Innovative Four-Cylinder for 2018
By Zlatan Stankovic on December 29, 2017
After retrieving some of the capital which Mercedes AMG owned, MV Agusta were inspired to create a brand-new four-cylinder engine for 2018. But, the Italian manufacturer, who have a solid reputation within the industry, still need to abide by the stringent Euro4 emissions regulations. That’s why many believe that installing a fresh powerplant could be the best way forward for MV.
In recent times, MV’s superbike team – WSBK – have showcased how brilliantly the F4 racer can perform. Although, it’s evident that the performance has reached its maximum, so producing a new inline-four engine will allow them to stay competitive. Now, if they can also keep it within the Euro4 standards, MV could be on to a winner.
Moreover, the CEO of MV Agusta – Giovanni Castiglioni – has already stated that 1,200cc Brutale will be coming to market. But, will a four-cylinder Brutale be the first bike manufactured by the new powerplant? We’ll find out soon enough!
There could also be four-cylinder variants of the Dragster RR, Turismo Veloce or Rivale as well, though. The opportunities are endless now that MV hold all shares in MV Agusta Motor S.p.A., and they obviously have a desire to dominate the industry. In one of their latest press releases, it claimed that MV wanted to, “rationalize its product pipeline and consolidate its positioning in the market.”
All in all, the development of a powerful four-cylinder engine will take MV Agusta to a new level, and could make a huge difference in their future ventures.