MV Agusta has officially set a new world record, folks. 62-year-old Italian motoring journalist, Valerio Boni, has successfully visited 11 countries in 24 hours on board the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce sport-touring model. The ride covered a distance of 2,003km from Sweden all the way to MV Agusta's HQ in Schiranna of Italy.
Boni set out at the start of the summer solstice aka 'the longest day of the year' after setting off from a petrol station in Malmö, Sweden. It was light work before he entered Denmark before crossing borders multiple times throughout his 24-hour journey crossing Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Austria.
According to Boni, "Everything went according to plan, or almost. We reached our objective also thanks to the Turismo Veloce, which proved to be extremely reliable and comfortable, two qualities that certainly were key in this situation. The comfortable saddle, the good protection provided by the windshield, the absence of vibrations and the cruise control function are the most important elements that helped me ride the Turismo Veloce for 2,003 km in 24 hours across 11 countries. It was an unforgettable experience, and a not too tiring one either."