The “AGO TT” MV Agusta Brutale by Deus Ex Machina
Published July 14, 2016
This stunning MV Agusta Brutale 800RR custom was recently unveiled by Deus Ex Machina at the Laguna Seca round of the 2016 FIM World Superbike Championships – and we are seriously impressed. Not only has Deus USA’s Michael Woolaway outdone himself, he’s also managed to capture the spirit of the 60s and 70s racing era, and immortalize the legendary Giacomo Agostini in the process. It’s not hard to make an MV Agusta look good, but this is a genuinely special effort.
Working in collaboration with MV Agusta, Motul, and Pirelli, Deus USA’s Michael Woolaway (AKA: Woolie) got his head down and started designing the “AGO TT.” The inspiration was obvious: when you’ve been given an MV Agusta to play with, and you’re partnered with a racing sponsor, and Pirelli, there’s only one logical conclusion that you can come to: Giacomo Agostini. The legendary Italian rider managed to win 13 Gran Prix Championships, and 10 Isle of Man TTs too, all between 1966 and 1973, and all about an MV Agusta machine.
Woolie has successfully managed to bring Agostini’s racing legend into the 21st century, without compromising the style and feel of the golden age of racing. At the moment, we haven’t got a detailed parts list to work with, but we can show you these awesome images, complete with a video by film maker Ryan Travis, who documented the build. And if you’ve ever built a motorcycle of your own, you’ll appreciate the amount of labor that Deus have put into this build. Just look at that tank! That’s some serious aluminum handy work right there…
We’ve never seen the MV Agusta Brutale 800 look so good.