This custom MV Agusta is the greatest tribute to ‘Ago’ imaginable

There are few motorcycle companies that evoke the rich romance of the 1960s and ’70s Grand Prix era like MV Agusta, fronted by its truly great stalwart Giacomo Agostini. Now, on MV’s request, Deus Ex Machina’s Californian branch has paid homage in the only way it knows how…

In homage

This utterly fabulous build was overseen by Deus Ex Machina’s design director Michael Woolaway, and is a homage to not only MV Agusta’s illustrious racing heritage, but also its legendary front-man Giacomo ‘Ago’ Agostini, who won 13 Grand Prix championships and 10 Isle of Man TT races between 1966 and ’73. 

Dubbed ‘The Ago TT’, it’s an 800cc track-only weapon, devoid of design-cluttering features required by the laws of the road, such as lights and indicators. Of the countless intricacies that beg you to look closer, the fuel tank is perhaps the pièce de résistance. Handcrafted from seven pieces of aluminium, it references the early small-capacity Italian tanks with its dished sides and pronounced edges. As tasteful two-wheeled track-toys go, this is certainly an impressive one. We can only hope ‘Ago’ is afforded to chance to climb astride this bright red masterpiece. 

Photos: Deus Ex Machina 

You can find a broad selection of classic and modern motorcycles listed for sale in the Classic Driver Market.