One of only 300 ever produced, this is only the third time one has been resold – and this time it’s at an Irish motorbike dealership
The MV factory has been owned by several entities over the years and now it has come back from the dead more than once, and is currently owned by a Russian finance company of some sort.
When we saw the range of bikes on the MV stand at EICMA back in 2019, the display consisted of just one beautiful machine after another. The one that took our fancy was the Superveloce. It’s a thing of beauty.
While it was built in small amounts, there were several versions and the one that we liked was the Serie Oro, of which only 300 were produced. This one has the same shape, the same seamless fairing as used in MotoGP, that same brilliant round headlight and that same beautiful tail unit. It even has spoked wheels.
There’s a lot of Giacomo Agostini going on here, a nod to the legendary Italian racer who had a long association with the marque during the 1960s and 1970s.
The raised filler cap with its leather belt is pure ‘70s. Meanwhile, the Marzocchi forks, Sachs shock, Brembo monoblocs and Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa IIs are all just where the cutting edge technology starts on this bike.
The power is provided by an 800cc triple. It produces a claimed 143bhp and weighs in at 175 kilos. So this is a more than usable piece of motorcycle.
Making it even more usable is the state-of-the-art multifunction and full colour TFT screen. From here the rider modes are managed. The bike has launch control, wheelie control, traction control and even cruise control. There is, of course, an unobtrusive ABS system as well as a quick shifter. As a riders’ bike, this thing wants for nothing.
The Serie Oro has been built with a bespoke Arrow exhaust system. Where the ‘standard machine’ has a set of three end cans on the right-hand side, the Oro has two on the right and one on the left, styled to look like two-stroke cans.
All of these bikes were well sold long before they were even built. This one has now turned up here in Dublin where rather bizarrely, it’s never been ridden outdoors.
Our spies have even said its owner ran it in his multi-story car park and over the year it still only has 140 kilometres on the clock.
The machine is covered by the remains of a full three-year warranty, as well as two years roadside assistance. Since the model was launched, only two have been resold and both have achieved more than €38,000 each.
The good news is that the people at Rosso Ducati are handling the sale of this machine for a private customer and the bike can be viewed in the store.
The only question is, where would you park it? Would you keep it in the living room beside the telly or just go the whole hog and park it at the end of your bed? Call any of the team on 01-4642211 to book an appointment to view it, although test rides are naturally out of the question.
In the meantime, the Irish Lotto went un-won this Wednesday and last night’s jackpot was promising a jackpot well in excess €12m, so check your ticket now.
Then you could buy it and even lend it to me for the odd weekend here and there…