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Gallery: MV Agusta Ballistic Trident and Dragster Blackout

At the Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy this weekend, MV Agusta will be showing two “extreme specials,” one-off custom builds based on the company’s Brutale 800 and Dragster models. Scroll down to see images of each bike, along with more details on the builds.

MV Agusta Ballistic Trident

Courtesy of MV Agusta

The Ballistic Trident was commissioned by MV Agusta Taiwan to Winston Yeh, founder of Rough Crafts, which has its headquarters in Taipei. The bike pays tribute to the early Grand Prix motorcycles characterized by the “dustbin” fairing. The Taiwanese designers wanted to reinterpret this idea using the MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR as a starting point.

MV Agusta Dragster Blackout

Alex Olgiati

The Dragster Blackout is a collaboration between MV Agusta in Varese and Valter Moto Components, a manufacturer of high-end accessories and official partner to the MV Agusta Reparto Corse racing team. Based on the MV Agusta Dragster, it has been transformed into a “techno-cafe racer” inspired by motorcycle racing and car tuning.

MV Agusta Ballistic Trident

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The Motor Bike Expo is a show for the international custom scene, and features clothing, special parts and aftermarket components. Rough Crafts, builder of the Ballistic Trident, sells a variety of parts for the custom market; visit roughcrafts.com to see more of the company’s builds.

MV Agusta Ballistic Trident

Courtesy of MV Agusta

The Ballistic Trident has been shown previously, at the Hot Rod Custom Show in Yokohama. The dustbin-style fairing is made from carbon fiber and can be detached easily for street use. The bike features Ohlins suspension, Beringer brakes, and wheels from Wukawa Industry, a Taiwanese company.

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MV Agusta Ballistic Trident

Courtesy of MV Agusta

Many of the Ballistic Trident’s parts are handmade by Rough Crafts, including the handlebar controls, seat and tail section, gas cap and grips.

MV Agusta Ballistic Trident

Courtesy of MV Agusta

The bike’s exhaust is a “Hydro Tre” system made by HP Corse.

MV Agusta Dragster Blackout

Alex Olgiati

That Dragster Blackout features a number of Valter Moto Components parts, including the clip-ons, footpegs, levers, oil tanks, fuel filler cap, and turn signals. A full-color HD screen mounted to the fork works with an integrated caera under the tail for rear-view visibility.

MV Agusta Dragster Blackout

Alex Olgiati

The Dragster Blackout’s graphics are the work of William Melzi of Tecnoart, using texture from the “steampunk style.” Detailed craftsmanship includes the milled-by-hand MV logo on the castings.