MV Agusta and Akrapovič are announcing that they have entered into an industrial partnership. The deal between the Italian high-end motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta and Slovenian exhaust manufacturer Akrapovič will see exclusively designed Akrapovič exhausts on selected MV Agusta models.
Akrapovič is well known for its expertise in the use of titanium and “super-alloys” as well as carbon fiber in its exhaust construction. Founded by former racer Igor Akrapovič, the firm works closely with many prominent teams in MotoGP, World Superbike, and MXGP. It’s this experience that allows Akrapovic to transfer race technology to street applications.
MV Agusta CEO Timur Sardarov comments
MV Agusta’s CEO, Timur Sardarov, looks forward to the business relationship. He had this to say about the partnership:
“Sound is part of the MV Agusta experience. It’s a key element to its style and we pay a lot of attention to it. Our 3 and 4 cylinders models have quite unique personalities and we’ve always worked towards matching them with hair-raising sound”
“But this partnership goes well beyond the look and sound, it is really about leading-edge technology, performance and uncompromising quality. MV Agusta and Akrapovič have a very similar approach to industrial excellence, accepting nothing but the best. I welcome this partnership as a natural alliance between like-minded leaders in their own field, which will bring about many synergies and even better products for the enjoyment of motorcycle enthusiasts around the world.”
Akrapovič CEO Uros Rosa comments
As you can imagine, Akrapovič is equally excited about the new deal. Uroš Rosa, CEO of Akrapovic chimed in with this tidbit:
“Akrapovič is extremely excited about this latest chapter in its motorcycle history. To enter into a new partnership with one of the most iconic brands in the industry and one that shares a similar ethos and DNA to our own is another big step for our company.
“Count Domenico Agusta and Igor Akrapovič both came from a racing background and created winning global brands through their passion, making this collaboration a natural fit. Akrapovič will create innovative products for the beautiful MV Agusta models that are coming soon, with designs that have never been seen before.
With high-tech, race-proven materials, such as titanium and carbon fibre, we will create systems that will enhance the ‘Motorcycle Art’ that MV Agusta prides itself on, and our engineers will produce a unique sound for the range. Our exhausts will make a statement for all to see and hear that perfectly complements MV Agusta motorcycles.”
It will be interesting to see what both manufacturers have up their sleeves for new exhaust designs. MV Agusta is known for making beautiful machines, and Akrapovič is known for its material and performance expertise. What the two can build together could be a treat for us all.