Lewis Hamilton steers into MV Agusta deal

British Formula One driver signs partnership with motorcycle manufacturer.

Lewis Hamilton steers into MV Agusta deal

British Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton has signed a partnership with motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta.

The three-time Formula One champion will collaborate with the Italian company to design a new bike model, the F4 LH44, which UK newspaper The Sun reports to be worth UK£60,000.

The new agreement comes after the success of the partnership’s first project in 2016, which saw the Dragster RR LH sell out within hours of its launch.

“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,” said Giovanni Castiglioni, president of MV Agusta. “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.”

Lewis Hamilton, added: “I am very excited to continue my partnership with MV Agusta. I love working with Giovanni and the guys at MV Agusta, their passion for engineering and attention to detail produces quite stunning, original looking bikes. My projects with MV Agusta are a great way to combine my love of riding bikes with my interest in creative design process so I am very much involved with the CRC (Castiglioni Research Department) design team throughout.