Ago MV Agusta sold at auction to raise money for Ukraine

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This MV Agusta Superveloce Ago limited edition raised £52,900 in aid of the UNICEF Ukraine emergency fund when it was auctioned at the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Signed by 15-times world champion Giacomo Agostini and briefly ridden at event, the machine is number one in the 311-strong production run – which commemorates the number of races Agostini won over 17 years.

“We’re delighted to honour one of the legends of motorsport while helping to raise funds for a most worthy cause,” commented Tim Schofield of Bonhams.

MV Agusta Superveloce Ago edition fairing

Apart from the bike, which was donated by MV, the new owner got the MV Agusta Experience consisting of a visit to Bergamo for dinner with Ago, a tour of his private museum and a photo shoot.

The bike, meanwhile, also features a range of special features and hand-crafted details. The first 15 are dedicated to Ago’s 15 titles with number one representing his first in 1966 with a special carbon-fibre plate on its tank.

There’s also carbon fibre bodywork in an Ago-inspired livery, a higher screen, Öhlins suspension, a certificate of authenticity, and more.

Phil West

By Phil West

MCN Contributor and bike tester.