Undeterred by Uber's recent 'driverless car' debacle, MV Agusta, a legendary Italian motorcycle marque recently released video of a self-riding MV Agusta motorcycle.
Motorcycle journalists from around the world recently gathered at MV Agusta's headquarters in Varese, Italy, for the launch of the Brutale 800 RR model. At that time, the company's CEO Giovanni Castiglioni told us that he was about to revive the Cagiva brand (founded by his grandfather) and show a new electric motorcycle late this year.
Castiglioni was mum, however, on this far more compelling bit of news: MV Agusta is testing a self-riding motorcycle on Italian highways right now. Although larger brands like Yamaha and BMW have built motorcycle-riding robots and autonomous motorcycles for research purposes, it's fairly clear that the MV project is much closer to a market-ready proposition.
Judging from the video, the MV AV system still needs quite a bit of refinement, but as we've learned, the company has already trademarked 'Ghost' as a model name. We expect it will be the first self-riding motorcycle by any manufacturer, in dealer showrooms by 2020 if not sooner.