Marchio storico del mercato moto, ora l'italiana MV Agusta ci prova con le bici elettriche: due modelli di alta gamma, uno in edizione limitata.
Giuseppe Croce Giornalista
Peppe Croce, giornalista dal 2008, si occupa di device elettronici e nuove tecnologie applicate al mondo automotive. È entrato in Libero Tecnologia nel 2018.
La mobilità sta cambiando radicalmente grazie alla tecnologia, specialmente la mobilità urbana. Grazie ai progressi nel settore delle batterie a ioni di litio, ad esempio, oggi le e-bike e i monopattini elettrici sono già diffusissimi in città. Non è strano, quindi, che anche i produttori di moto tradizionali stiano lanciando prodotti e concept per entrare in questo mercato. The latest, among many, is MV Agusta Motor.
Born in 1945 in Samarate, in the province of Varese, as a manufacturer of commercial and racing motorcycles today MV Agusta Motor is still based in Schiranna in the province of Varese but is now owned by the British financial group Ocean Group International. Its brand, however, is still very present in the hearts of motorcyclists, especially those who are more attentive to Italian design and motorcycle aesthetics. MV Agusta offers this type of customer its new series of e-bikes, available in two models, and in the future it will also offer a range of electric scooters. These products have been designed especially for the Italian market and are fully compliant with the Italian Highway Code, which imposes precise power and speed limits for bicycles with electric motors.
The new MV Agusta e-bikes: AMO RR and AMO RC
The two MV Agusta e-bike models are called, respectively, AMO RR and AMO RC (in the opening photo the second one). Technically they are identical and vary only in the colors available and the fact that the AMO RC will be produced in a limited edition.
AMO RR and AMO RC therefore share a 250 Watt Mahle electric motor and 250W Panasonic battery (declared autonomy of 75 kilometers in electric mode), as well as a weight of only 15.5 kilograms obtained thanks to the use of very light materials.
The top speed is 25 kilometers per hour, as per code, the tires are manufactured by Pirelli, the disc brakes by Magura and the carbon drive belt by Gates.
AMO RR will be sold in two color combinations: yellow/black and red/black. AMO RC will have a special white-red-black livery inspired by that of the MV Agusta Racing Department.
The new MV Agusta e-bikes: how much do they cost
MV Agusta AMO RR and AMO RC were designed in Italy and will be assembled in the Varese factories. It is already possible to pre-order the two e-bikes on the manufacturer's website, at prices of 3,075 euros (AMO RR) and 4,100 euros (AMO RC). Deliveries will start from August.