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Justin Bieber Gets One-Off MV Agusta, World Trembles


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We here at Motorcyclist, professional writers––artists if you will––to a man, are all too familiar with the tortures the creative soul endures daily. So we all wiped a metaphorical tear from our jaded eyes at the news that pop singer Justin Bieber, whose high, yet-to-break voice and trenchant lyrics (“The coolest girl I know/So prettier than all the rest”) so accurately reflect the ever-changing zeitgeist, was given a one-of-a-kind MV Agusta 675 F3 motorcycle by his father.

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Last year, the 19-year-old heartthrob bought himself a Ducati 848 EVO and didn’t bother to get a motorcycle endorsement before taking it for a spin. This year his father, Jeremy Bieber, worked with Motovan, the Canadian MV importer, to design a bike as a gift for his son’s 19th birthday. The F3 is adorned with reproductions of the younger Bieber’s tattoos, a logo honoring his 35 million Twitter followers, and a lighted “BATMOBILE” panel, which it is hoped may prompt Justin to actually see any of the Batman movies to discover for himself that the Batmobile is, in fact, a car.

Our joy is mixed with sadness because as artists ourselves, we know the heartbreak of rejection is no match for fawning admiration in its ability to turn someone into a complete jerk. (Not that any of us have been on the receiving end of that much admiration, ever.) This, of course, will not be Bieber’s fate as long as he continues to reach deep down in his heart and drag forth lyrics like “Baby take my open heart and all it offers/’Cause this is as unconditional as it’ll ever get.”

Still, be on guard, young Bieber. Fame has its price. And for cryin’ out loud, stop off at an MSF course and get your motorcycle endorsement before you flatten yourself on the fender of an SUV and the mainstream press starts howling about how dangerous motorcycles are. Also, it would be a shame of monumental proportions to deprive western civilization of your profound observations on the nature of interpersonal relationships (“My favorite, my favorite/my favorite, my favorite girl/My favorite girl”).


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  1. John J. Butrus
    Posted on: March 7, 2013 9:38 am

    It’s not everyday you see the word ‘trenchant’ in a trenchant motorcycle article that converts pure jealousy into a legitimate warning about the potentially lethal mixture of celebrity, ignorance, youth, hubris, and motorcycling. (Way to work it out!) As the MSF course teaches, crashes occur when several factors occurring simultaneously in space-time cause riders to punch through their safety envelope. It sounds like the Biebs has several factors working against him even before he hits the start button. I recall that Bieber received a hefty speeding ticket when he tried to escape the paparazzi at high speed in a sports car. Let’s hope he exercises better judgment when he rides a motorcycle. Then again, good judgment is the last thing you would expect to find in a celebrity teenage boy riding a sport bike without a motorcycle endorsement.

  2. Cycledoc675
    Posted on: March 6, 2013 9:16 pm

    I wouldn’t knock Bieber too hard. I had lived two of his lifetimes before I had ever thrown a leg over a motorcycle. He can be quite an advocate for the flailing motorcycle industry. Somebody just needs to get him to the track once and I’ll bet you will see him improve considerably.

  3. Bikeguy Joe
    Posted on: March 6, 2013 3:31 am

    Sad day. I am not hoping he wrecks the damned thing, just hope he can pull up his pants and get a motorcycle endorsement.

    The (motorcycle) world is watching…