MV Agusta books


The following is a list of books dedicated to MV Agusta motorcycles.  Some are readily available through local bookshops and Amazon while others are out of print.  For out of print books try  Amazon try  And of course






Moto MV Agusta

Mario Colombo, Roberto Patrignani

ISBN 88 7911 180 9

published:Giorgio Nada Editore

English, Italian & German editions

first English language edition 1991

Probably the best general reference book for older model MVs, both race and production bikes.  Recent paperback editions are titled MV Agusta and  include the F4 and brutale models.



MV Agusta Fours Performance Portfolio: 1967-1980

compiled by RM Clarke

ISBN 1 85520 6676

published : Brooklands Books


Selection of previously published magazine articles from various motorcycling magazines covering the classic 4C MVs of the 1970s.  Worth getting if interested in classic 4C MVs although there are errors in some of the reviews.



MV Agusta F4 750 & 1000 1997-2007 - Road Test Portfolio 

compiled by R M Clarke

ISBN 1588500772

published: Brooklands Books


first published 2009

This portfolio traces the development of the MV Agusta F4 and Brutale from 1997 to 2007. Models covered are the 750 F4 Oro, Strada, S, Evo, Tambarini, Mamba and the Brutales Mamba, Brutale S, 910 and 1080.  Typically the contents include road tests, track tests, new model reviews, competitor comparisons, owner commentary, riding impressions, specifications, and performance data.



MV Agusta Fours: the complete story

Mick Walker

ISBN 1 86126 329 5

published:the Crowood press


first published 2000

Covers race bikes and production bikes including the F4 Oro.  Lacks detail in some areas



MV Agusta 750S America and other 750/850 fours: Super Profile

Jeff Clew

ISBN 0 85429 334 5

published: Haynes Publishing Group

first published 1983


Brief look at the 750 Sport and America.  There are quite a few errors in the book,



MV Agusta: all production road and racing motorcycles

Mick Walker

ISBN 0 85045 711 4

published: Osprey


Includes some information on road and production bikes in the typical Mick Walker style



the Story of MV Agusta Motorcycles

Peter Carrick

ISBN    0 85059 303 4

published :Patrick Stephens

first published 1979

Mainly concerned with racing history



Classic Racing Motorcycles - MV Agusta

Roy H Bacon

Aston Publication Ltd (1993)

ISBN 0946627916


Never come across this book





non English language books


MV Agusta: Campioni del Mondo

Ernesto Restelli

published for the MV Agusta museum (only available from the museum)




MV Agusta: world motorcycle guide #9


Don't know much about this book.  Many photos are previously published but there is a lot of written content, just in Japanese.



MV Agusta - die F4- und Brutale- Modelle

Jürgen Gaßebener

Published by Motorbuch Verlag (2006)

ISBN 3613026643


Description of F4 and Brutale models  with a short history of the marque



MV Agusta - Technik und Geschichte der Rennmotorräder

Christian Spahn

published by HEEL (1986)

ISBN 3908007135


Nice rarely published photo's, detailed description of every race bike and a report about every race the model competed in. Possibly the best book about the race bikes