MV Agusta tease with the sleek and stylish 921 S concept

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MV Agusta have unveiled a new concept café racer called the 921 S that will have motorcyclists screaming for it to go into production from the moment they lay eyes on it.

Development on the 921 S began last spring and draws inspiration from the 1973 MV Agusta 750S, with a view to dragging that classic into the 21st century.

That modernity has manifested in a prototype that is powered by a 921cc, inline four that produces a claimed 115.5bhp and 86lbft of torque.

Although still a concept, MV CEO Timur Sardarov confirmed to MCN that there are plans to bring it to production in the middle of 2024.

The engine is suspended in a welded tubular steel trellis frame with aluminium alloy side plates linked to an oversized aluminium rear swing arm.

Beautifully designed air intakes running each side of the squared-off tank feed the throttle and injectors, which are specific to this power-unit.

New camshaft profiles, designed to improve throttle response, and a countershaft to reduce vibration in the motor are also fitted. It even reaches Euro5 standards, which makes us think this concept could become a reality in the not so distant future.

Öhlins provide the damping with upside down, electronically adjustable forks on the front and a single shock absorber at the rear with adjustable preload and rebound. These lead to 17-inch aluminium alloy rims with carbon fibre covers.  

Stopping power is supplied by two 320mm discs squeezed by Brembo, four-piston calipers at the front and a single 220mm disc at the rear with a two-piston Brembo biting down on it.

Technology aside, it is the attention to detail that adds to an aesthetic that is uniquely MV and undeniably beautiful.

The circular, 4.5-inch touchscreen display is attached to the 16-litre tank, allowing the clip-on bars – said to be inspired by the world of cycling – to remain visible.

Electronic features include cruise-control, GPS, launch control, traction control and four rider modes – although no specifics have been released.

An aluminium front brake cover starts the functional yet stylish design features as they carry air to the calipers for cooling.

Move up to the aforementioned bars and then the eye is taken along the flat-sided tank to a single seat featuring a tail section that can be changed to take a passenger. The seat itself sits at 830mm above the ground.

Elsewhere, LED lights wrap around the tail with an MV Agusta logo. You’ll also find four exhaust ports, slung low, two per side that pop out from underneath the engine just past the pivot point of the rear swingarm.

All of this technology and style gives the 921 S a dry weight of 205kg and MV claim it will propel the bike to a top speed of over 136mph.