Giovanni Magni unveiled the emotion-evoking Magni Filo Rosso at EICMA in 2014, and I had the chance to trip the gorgeous machine a yr later. Magni designed the Filo Rosso across the three-cylinder engine from the MV Agusta Brutale 800 to create a exceptional trendy reproduction of the unique GP 350/500 triple that Giacomo Agostini rode to 12 world titles, 5 and 7 in every class, respectively.
The Filo Rosso adopted MV’s traditional red-and-silver colour scheme—the ultimate contact to an extremely correct piece of labor. The megaphone-style exhaust system emanates a wonderful roaring thunder harking back to the actual factor, and my trip become a beautiful nostalgic expertise. I suppose different sportbike fanatics skilled comparable emotions simply taking a look at that modern totally faired magnificence.
Actually, Magni continues to meet orders for the Filo Rosso that arrive from all corners of the world. The fervour for his creation compounded wishes in prospects that has led to personalised editions. One particular person even requested a most hanging diversion from the traditional red-and-silver graphics, and so Filo Rosso Black Version was born and is now listed as a frequently out there choice.
Since my trip on the unique Filo Rosso, Magni has made just a few modifications, the principle one represented by the adoption of a classic-style 43mm Öhlins fork. The swingarm has additionally gained just a few millimeters in size to enhance high-speed stability, however the wheelbase stays a compact 53.9 inches. The remainder of the machine is unchanged, together with the claimed 120-hp 798cc three-cylinder engine.
Not less than one buyer has ordered his Filo Rosso with an open megaphone exhaust, like the instance within the accompanying pictures. And the man apparently rides the bike on the streets of… Ah, by no means thoughts, I don’t need to get anybody in hassle. However I might like to trip his bike simply to listen to the scream of Agostini’s MV 350/500 GP three. Magni says this Filo Rosso Black Version sounds precisely like the actual factor.