Deus ex Machine are quite well known for their incredible craftsmanship with motorcycles. Their recent project has got them to partner with the Italian MV Agusta to bring out a truly incredible custom build. The “Ago TT” is the creation of Deus’ motorcycle design director Michael Woolaway’s ingenious creativity along with the craftsmanship from some of the finest metal workers in the business. The Ago TT is based on a Brutale 800RR streetbike and has been commissioned by MV Agusta themselves to commemorate the marque’s racing heritage. The Brutale 800rr also celeberates the legacy of Giacomo Agostini, the greatest racer the world has ever seen, dominating motorcycle racing with 13 Grand Prix championships and 10 Isle of Man TT victories between 1966 and 1973 aboard MV Agusta racing machines.
The attention to detail on the Brutale 800RR “Ago TT” is simply mindblowing. Its tank and aluminium bodywork is handmade by Primo Selotti, a tinsmith from the airplane industry who is well known for his craftsmanship with gas tank shapes. The metalwork is not only beautiful to look at, but functional too; offering great aerodynamics and superb ergonomics for the rider. The Ago TT’s tank shape is inspired from early small-displacement MV Agusta racers with dished sides and pronounced edges at the top. More vintage clues come from the long sweeping curved exhaust pipes that were welcomed from Cone Engineering, representing racing motorcycles from the 70s. Other details that make this beautiful build come together are the custom subframe, handmade triple clamps, custom made RSD exhaust baffles, custom made Öhlins adjustable shocks, Pirelli slicks and Rizoma rear sets.
This Brutale 800RR turned into a serious piece of art by Deus is not meant to be ridden on the roads. With no headlight, turn signals or licence plate, the Ago TT is meant to live its life on the racetrack where it truly belongs. There cannot be a better way to salute the greatest motorcycle racer the world has ever seen in the most glorious days of racing than this custom built machine right here by Deus.