MV Meccanica Verghera Ltd repairs and restores MV Agusta and Gilera motorbikes

What the papers say

Newspapers, motorcycle racing and classic bike magazines have long reported on the fortunes of British teams who race MV machines. Over the last few decades, the Kay family have been at the heart of the action, both as owners, riders and as engineers. Inevitably, their endeavours have been featured in much of the racing literature. This page contains extracts of some of these articles, along with downloadable pdfs

 


MV Meccanica Verghera Ltd repairs and restores MV Agusta and Gilera motorbikes

This article, written before the 2016 IOM Classic TT races, tells of the Kays' pursuit of excellence

Where Eagles Dare

 

How do you go about building an exact replica of a factory MV Agusta race bike that last sat on the grid 45 years ago when you don’t have any drawings, measurements, or assistance from the factory that originally built the bike? With great difficulty, as Mark Kay of Black Eagle Racing explains

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MV Meccanica Verghera Ltd repairs and restores MV Agusta and Gilera motorbikes

Mat Oxley asked Mark Kay for a ride on the 2015 Classic TT winning MV 500

Mat Oxley rides the winning MV 500 after the Classic TT race in 2015

 

... And Mark said yes!   Read more...

Daily Star : Our Mark mans up

 

In the pit lane at the 2015 Classic TT 500

 

Mark Forsyth helps Dean Harrison to victory  Read more...

 

Harrison victorious in 500cc race

 

Dean Harrison wins the 2015 Classic TT 500

 

Bikesport News reports on Dean Harrison's win in 2015   Read more...

 

MV Meccanica Verghera Ltd repairs and restores MV Agusta and Gilera motorbikes

A Memorial Service for the Legendary Geoff Duke

A Memorial Service for Geoff Duke in St Ninian's Church

 

Mark Kay fired up a Gilera 500 replica inside St Ninian's Church at Geoff's Memorial Service.    Read more...

 


 

The Kay MVs are Built for Racing

 

The Kay MVs are built to be thrashed

 

Mike Nicks visits the Kay workshop to see the new MV replicas being built for the 2015 500cc Classic TT.    Read more...

 


 

MV Meccanica Verghera Ltd repairs and restores MV Agusta and Gilera motorbikes

Harrison and Johnston to ride MVs at the 2015 IOM Classic TT

 

Harrison and Johnston on MV

 

Dean Harrison and Lee Johnston will line up together at this year’s Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts for Black Eagle Racing.    Read more...

2014 Classic Tourists Trophy Race

 

Isle of Man Classic TT win

 

A dream come true when Lee Johnston races the Black Eagle MV 350 to victory and a new course record   Read more...

 

Classic TT Flashback

 

Sidecar test by Pete Sutton

 

"JUST LIKE MIKE AND AGO"   An account of the fabulous win in the IOM TT Classic by Bike Sport News   Read more...

 

 

The Manx MV

 

Gilera 500GP

 

Malc Wheeler reports on the Meccanica Verghera ambition to build a race-ready MV three    Read more...

 

The British MV - Dispelling the Myths

 

Sidecar test by Pete Sutton

 

In a Classic Racer exclusive, Meccanica Verghera throw open the doors to the workshop that gave birth to the British built MV triple     

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Dave Kay is keeping the dream alive

 

 

Chasing Glory

 

Sidecar test by Pete Sutton

 

Brian Crichton reports on the Kays' dream to buid and race their new Gilera 500GP replicas    Read more

Remembering the Gilera

 

Gilera 500GP

 

Reminiscences of the the Gilera in its heyday    Read more...

 

 

Harrison and Johnston to ride for the team

 

Sidecar test by Pete Sutton

 

A new rider is announced for Classic TTs in 2014.   Dean Harrison is to join us on the Black Eagle Racing Team    Read more...

MV Agusta - Great Engines in Bits

MV Agusta engine parts

 

Mick Duckworth looks inside Kay engineering's masterful recreation of MV's all-conquering 500 racing triple     Read more...

 

 

The Kay Engineering Ferrari

 

DucCutters

 

An article about the legendary Kay Ferrari, presented by the DucCutters Club, dedicated to customised Italian motorcycles. Read the full report

 

Howlin' Wolf

Sidecar test by Pete Sutton

 

Pete Sutton tests the Kay MV sidecar outfit. Read the full report

 

 

The MV Agusta returns

Magni Road Test

 

Writing for Two Wheels, Roland Brown is thrilled to ride a Kay Magni.

"It was just a magical experience to come screaming up to a bend, blip the quick-action throttle a couple of times as I braked and hooked back a couple of gears, force the bike into a bend and then wind open the Dell'Ortos to go howling off again" The full article (877Kb pdf) is here

An interview with David Kay

750s carbs

 

In an article, first published in 1983 in "MV Agusta 750s America - Super Profile", David Kay is interviewed by Jeff Clew on the pleasures of owning MV fours.    Read more...

 

 

Modern America

Magni Bike

 

Chris Pearson, an Italianbike reporter writes of the Kay Magni-MV America: "It is not just when you are riding that the world sits up and takes notice... When we stopped to take some photographs, not one person passed the MV without giving it a glance"

To read this whole magazine article, please download the 2Mb pdf

 

Reproducing genius

reproducing genius

 

Chris Pearson reports for Italianbike on the extraordinary work of this father and son team. "This enables the Birmingham pair to supply parts for MVs all over the world, ensuring their proud owners can continue to keep their beloved machines running and in use"

To read this whole magazine article, please download the 2Mb pdf