Two weeks ago on a bright sunny day, the Deus Ex-Machina Ago TT was released. It is the new MV Agusta Brutale 800rr made by Woolie’s Workshop. Many motorcycle enthusiasts were officially introduced to the new model, made in honour of the Deus Emporium of Postmodern Activities in Venice. This model reminds us of the famous racing days of the 60’s and 70’s and the retro feel of the motorcycle is simply irresistible.
This motorcycle gets its name from the motorcycle racer Giacomo Agostini – between 1966 and 1973 he won 10 Isle Of Man TT’s. A worthy name for such a spectacular looking motorcycle.
There are many fine features on this particular model, but the one that stands out the most is the aluminium tank shell, made out of seven different pieces and shaped aerodynamically. Woolaway says that this is one of the most difficult tanks he ever made, due to the negative curve from the top the the back of the motorcycle.
This bike was made especially for the track, and it does not feature headlights, turn signals or a licence plate. The bright red paint job and the curved aluminium pipes are made for speed and sunny race tracks. But not all the details are vintage, the electronics, the engine and the custom chromoly subframe are all ultramodern and high-tech.
This bike is clearly made for the track and while it does honor the past in a lovely way it also makes us marvel at the current precision and craftsmanship of the people who made it. A lot of time and energy went into making of this and some lucky person is going to be very happy to own it.