MV Agusta has unveiled the one-off Diablo Brutale which could become a limited-edition model.
The sexy matte-black Diablo Brutal 800 was made especially to commemorate their long relationship with fellow Italian, Pirelli.
The Diablo Brutale features the trademark ‘thunder’ groove tread pattern and red “D” of the Diablo Rosso III on the tank, fender and tail, and, of course, is shod with Diablo Rossi III tyres.
It is currently only a one-off show model, but there is a chance it could become a limited-edition model.
Joshua Pilley, Marketing Manager, for Australian importers Urban Moto Imports (UMI), says they expect to hear from the factory about the bike’s availability and build numbers in the coming week.
Meanwhile, UMI is holding another MV Augusta customer demo day on June 18 (Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania) and June 25 (Queensland, NSW, WA, NT and New Zealand).
Customers are invited to book their choice of demo ride and receive a free MV Agusta event t-shirt.
Bookings are limited and you can register your interest by filling out the online test ride form.
The unveiling of the Diablo comes as rumours persist about the company’s future.
Boss Giovanni Castiglione has suggested the best solution to get out of their financial bind is to buy the company back from AMG-Mercedes.
However, the Germans actually want a bigger stake in the Italian sports bike company to compete with BMW Motorrad and Audi with its Ducati stake.
Now an Italian newspaper claims Polaris is interested in buying the company, pointing to the fact they bought Brammo just so they could have an electric sports bike. However, Polaris was also a suggested buyer for the beleaguered EBR, but that never eventuated.
It is difficult to sort the fact from fiction, but so long as MV continues producing stunning bikes like the Dablo Brutale, it seems their future is assured in some form or another.