Jewelry Designer David Yurman Forges a Carbon MV Agusta Motorcycle
A dazzling piece of power, the David Yurman Forged Carbon Moto by MV Agusta pairs the intricate art of jewelry and watch design with the precision craftsmanship of a master bike builder. To celebrate his new accessories collection crafted from carbon composite, designer David Yurman teamed up with motorcycle maker Walt Siegl to develop a two-wheel tour de force out of the same material.
The one-off example is a custom MV Agusta Brutale featuring forged carbon for the front fender, rear hugger, triple tree, and brackets, complemented by the use of Kevlar for the fairing and gas tank. The cutting-edge componentry contributes to a cumulative weight of only 305 pounds. Holding power as precious as appearance, the bike is inset with a liquid-cooled 800 cc, 3-cyclinder DOHC engine churning out 162 hp and enabling a top speed of over 180 mph.
Although the motorcycle may be a lustrous loner, the artist’s new line of forged carbon rings, bracelets, and timepieces (accented by sterling silver and black diamonds or gray sapphires) is available at 30 official retail locations, as well as select boutiques throughout the world. (davidyurman.com; mvagusta.com)