The genesis of this incredible custom build begins with a conversation and friendship with notable builder and tuner, Giovanni Magni. The Magni name has been synonymous with motorcycle tuning and racing for decades - both as a formidable builder of classic editions of Moto Guzzi and MV Agusta based specials, moreover the Magni name evokes the patriarch of the Magni family and indeed of Grand Prix motorcycle racing, Arturo Magni. As racing director for MV Agusta during their most illustrious years (the Agostini, Read, Hailwood years) Magni and MV won 270 Grand Prix motorcycle races, 38 World Riders' Championships and 37 World Constructors’ Championships.
The Stuart Parr Design Magni bike started life as a MV Agusta Brutale 800, a gift from CEO, Giovanni Castiglioni as a token of appreciation for loyalty to the marque. The idea of modern homage to the iconic 750 S from the 1970’s became the design focus, and Magni proved the ideal facilitator to Parr’s designs.
A new Magni frame was made to accommodate the 800cc triple cylinder engine and forks, shock absorbers and lightweight alloy wheels were specially sourced to accommodate the aggressive stance and modern-era tires. Countless design revisions were made to achieve a sense of visual and tactile vintage quality and feel throughout the bike, right down to its polished aluminum fenders and chrome plated side panel screws.
A full blooded Cafe Racer - an edition of 50 examples will be produced.