17 January 2017
MV Agusta Dragster “Blackout” is a collaboration between the Varese factory and Valter Moto Components (valtermoto.it), a manufacturer of high-end accessories specialising in racing components and official partner to the MV Agusta Reparto Corse racing team, with contributions from Tecnoart Sersan (tecnoartsersan.com), creator of the graphic design and paintwork. The base of the MV Agusta Brutale Dragster Blackout is a MV Agusta Dragster that Valter Esposito, founder of the company and creator of the concept, wanted to transform into a "techno-café racer" inspired by the world of motorcycle racing and car tuning. With reference to the past, the design is characterised by the new handlebars, and a front LED illumination activated through the side mounted switches arranged in such a way as to create a new design element.
The Blackout “wears” Valter Moto Components’ parts (‘clip-on’ racing handlebars, foot-pegs, levers, oil tanks, fuel filler cap, number plate hanger and the indicators); combined with these beautifully crafted components has been added a circular seven inch full led headlight with a new aluminium trim with an integrated, low mounted dashboard. A fork mounted, full-colour 4.3-inch HD screen for rear vision, entrusted to an integrated water-proof camera flanked by indicators under the tail, guarantees a wide range of visibility (170 degrees). The detailed craftsmanship such as the milled by hand MV logo on the casings should not go unobserved. The graphics are the work of William Melzi of Tecnoart, further defines the concept of "motion-switch" with a texture from the steampunk style on the tank and a name "Blackout," which closes the circle on the identity of the project. The exhaust is signed SC-Project: it is the S1, utilised on Leon Camier’s racing F4 in the SBK championship. Following the preview at EICMA 2016 MV Agusta Blackout will make its presence at the Motor Bike Expo on the Valter Moto Components exhibition (10Z stand, Hall 6).