Bored of the usual races? MV Agusta wants to change things up with the launch of its 2020 season of stunt riding performances. Performing at these events will be the MV Agusta Freestyle Division, led by French stunt rider, Thibaut Nogues.

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Thibaut will be performing with a pair of specially developed Freestyle Division Edition motorcycles: a Brutale 800 RR and F3 800. He will be performing heart-stopping live shows in motorcycle exhibitions and fairs around Europe.

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Joining Nogues in the freestyle team are Division leader, Virginio Ferrari, a former rider with extensive experience in managing racing teams, and Lorenzo Gandino, Emanuele Grassi, and Marco Anfesi, all highly specialized engineers and mechanics with an impressive track record in the racing industry.

MV Agusta to perform stunts in Brutale 800 and F3 800 image

For his shows, Thibaut Nogues rides specially developed Brutale 800 RR and F3 800 bikes sporting a  black, grey and red livery.

MV Agusta to perform stunts in Brutale 800 and F3 800 image

The bikes’ special components include a steel protective crash cage, nylon crash inserts, a unique “non-slip” stand up wheelie seat, a RAW SC-Project titanium exhaust, machined wheels, a reinforced rear swing arm developed and constructed in CRC, a hand crafted oversize aluminium radiator, different final ratio and chain guards.

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Additional components include a dedicated ECU map, full Öhlins suspension as well as an STM clutch for drifting performance. The final touches include front fork triple-clamps with a different offset, a rear brake lever on the handlebar, additional rear brake calipers and a special rear brake pedal. Completing the modifications are the CNC machined passenger pegs.

MV Agusta to perform stunts in Brutale 800 and F3 800 image

“For me, MV bikes are the most beautiful bikes in world. An MV bike is like no other bike, you need to feel it, it’s like a dance partner. I’m so proud to ride MV Agusta bikes and super excited about the future with the Freestyle Division,” said Nogues.

In 2019, the team participated in over 20 events, ranging from MotoGP and Superbike rounds, to the opening of new showrooms, to Stunt & Drift competitions, to fairs and exhibitions.

While we may not be able to attend the shows in Europe due to travel restrictions, rest assured that MV Agusta and Nogues will still provide us highlights and a few shows through the official MV Agusta and Thibaut Nogues social media accounts.