Hamilton continues MV Agusta partnership

02 Oct 2017

By: Sport Industry Group

Formula One driver, Lewis Hamilton, has continued his partnership with MV Agusta, marking the announcement with the launch of a new bike, the F4 LH44.

Hamilton extended his deal with the motorcycle manufacturer in September, with the original deal signed in 2016.

The bike is based on the F4 RC which is the street variant of the F4 RR race bike used in the FIA World Superbike Championship.

44 of the bikes will be produced and newspaper reports suggest the bike will be worth £60,000.

Giovanni Castiglioni, president of MV Agusta said: “I met Lewis a few years ago when he called up our customer care asking in a very humble way to buy a special bike. After having developed some 1/1 bikes for Lewis we turned our common passion into a partnership with the creation of the successful Dragster RR LH produced in 244 units. I’m very excited and proud to continue this cooperation that will see new MV Agustas co-designed with Lewis entering the market in the next month.”

Hamilton, who finished second at this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix to extend his lead in the Drivers' Championship, added: "I am very excited to continue my partnership with MV Agusta. I love working with [MV Agusta CEO] Giovanni [Castiglioni] and the guys at MV Agusta, their passion for engineering and attention to detail produces stunning, original looking bikes.

"My projects with MV Agusta are a great way to combine my love of riding bikes with my interest in the creative design process so I am very much involved with the CRC design team throughout. I am particularly excited to introduce my new bike, the F4 LH44. It looks quite stunning and I had the pleasure of riding on track a few weeks ago in Italy, it feels great and combines the best of both worlds, a race bike for the road! There will be 44 bikes produced, so I hope the lucky owners will love it as much as I do."