BSB » MV Agusta set for BSB return in 2013

Robinsons of Rochdale announce plans to return the MV Agusta name to the British Superbike Championship in 2013.

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Andy - Unregistered

November 02, 2012 7:06 PM

As Robinsons is associated with Gary Mason, I bet Mason and Andrews will be on the bikes, if the MV engines they propose to race in the series meet the homologation rules, as to my knowledge they do not?

Good luck to the team. At the end of the day it is another manufacture on the grid.

Mike litoris - Unregistered

November 02, 2012 7:43 PM

@ Andy. Yes, bit with lesser riders. If they are serious they should hire the services of a rider who can potentially win on it. I'm sure shakey would like a nice twilight pay cheque. Putting mason on isn't going to prove a thing.

rod99 - Unregistered

November 04, 2012 11:49 AM

That bike will never be competetive in it's current form, its too heavy it is a PR thing just to sell road units.Big hospitalty for all the rich road numptys to talk drivvle in.

Even though nick636 has prob just read an article and then respewed it on here, the fact is they look nice but are dated cr.p.

And 'oneandonly' defending them so viermently, well you would I suppose if your stupid enough to buy one.

As a race bike this will not work... trust me I KNOW

wildrsv - Unregistered

November 04, 2012 12:17 PM

@ rod99

Do you really know anything about engine tuning, engine blue printing, port flowing, gear boxes/ratio's gear cutting ?, your talking total rubbish.

The Burton Bullet - Unregistered

November 05, 2012 9:32 AM

The bike is just using Japanese style(VERY HEAVY) engines in a chassis that does not handle and weighs near on 200kgs in race trim.
Roddy99 knows what he is talking about.the bike will not be competative in BSB and it just a PR stunt to get rich born again bikers using the MV hospitality to part with 15k for a MV Badge on a hybrid motorcycle that is put together with parts from other manufacturers.
As someone suggested,Gary Mason might be in line to ride a MV...that is confirmation that the bike will not be winning anything in BSB.

TheDon - Unregistered

November 05, 2012 2:07 PM

Taking on a brand like to MV to race is massive and good news to bsb but listen to you lot, clearly the MV isn't the obvious choice, it would be easier to stick with japanese bikes, as both the 1199 and V4 are not cutting it. The appeal is two fold, it's partly the looks, the history and the aura surrounding a bike by a company that have won so many races in the pass, It's not a PR stunt, it's not about rich people who have money. It's about BSB bringing other brands to the chamionship and making it the joy that BSB has become. To say the MV weights 200kgs in race trim is funny too, because then your racing a road bike on the tracks against fully tuned superbikes, that comment doesnt add up.

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