After putting the wraps on the cover for my 4th novel, Tune Up, last week, I kicked back to watch an international SuperSport race over the Internet, popcorn in hand. Much to my amazement, a strange red and white bike shot into the lead. Not the usual suspects from Japan: Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki. This was a pointy nosed fire-breathing 675cc triple.
Who would make a bike with three cylinders?
MV Augusta, an Italian marque with a long racing heritage. I heard they had fallen on hard times. But it must have been just a rumor. Because—they won. By 0.001 seconds.
A single thousandth of a second.
A hundred times faster than the blink of an eye.
That’s motorcycle racing for you.
Congratulations to Roby Rolfo and Team Factory Vamag MV Augusta.
Yes. You too can put one in your garage for less than the price of a Prius.
Go Fast, Go Far,
P.S. Click the bike to check out this incredible machine.