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MV Agusta Has A New Home In South Africa

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It’s not been an easy period for Italian motorcycle manufacturers in South Africa; Aprilia and Moto Guzzi importer IMI sadly closed their doors in 2023, with no obvious party coming forward to take over the two brands. Happily, however, that other iconic Italian manufacturer has a much brighter future in SA.

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It was announced last year that the Pierer Mobility Group, which owns KTM, Husqvarna and GasGas, had also taken a controlling interest in MV Agusta, signalling a new era of hope for the manufacturer, as it will be able to piggy-back on the global dealership network of the Austrian brands.

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In South Africa, it is FAST KTM, based in Alberton, south of Johannesburg, and Cape Town that will become the new home of MV Agusta, which can only be good news for MV owners present and future, for what FAST doesn’t know about excellence in customer service isn’t worth knowing.

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The Alberton FAST KTM branch is home to the first of the new MV Agusta showrooms, with Cape Town FAST KTM becoming the second dealership, hopefully sometime this year. Within a few months, the full range of MV Agusta models will be present and limited edition models will be available on a special order basis.

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FAST MV Agusta in Alberton has factory-trained technicians able to tackle any servicing or maintenance tasks on your pride and joy, and any spare part not kept in stock can be delivered from Austria, where MV Agusta spares manufacturing has been moved, within two weeks.

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For the time being, there are two demo models available for test rides. An F3 800 and a Brutale 1000 RS. Naturally, FAST MV Agusta will also consider your used MV for part-exchange and will undoubtedly carry some used models for sale as well.

Photo credit: Bjorn Moreira / ZA Bikers

All this is great news for MV Agusta in South Africa: FAST KTM is celebrating 20 years of bringing the best in sales and service, with an always-present commitment to put the customer first which makes FAST the ideal home for MV Agusta.

For more information visit: www.fastktm.co.za

Harry Fisher
Harry Fisher
Harry has been obsessing about motorbikes for over 45 years, riding them for 38 years and writing and talking about them for 13 years. In that time, he has ridden everything from an Aprilia to a Zundapp, from the 1920s to the 2020s. His favourites are the ones that didn’t break down and leave him stranded. While he loves the convenience of modern bikes, he likes nothing better than getting his hands dirty keeping old bikes running, just as long as it’s not by the roadside! Old enough to know better and young enough not to care, he knows you don’t stop riding when you get old, you get old when you stop riding.
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