While MV Agusta might not be the most prolific platform for modification, that doesn’t mean they’re scarce. While most of the bespoke recreations of these bikes are relatively tame, every now and then we find one that catches our eye — and this beautifully-imagined Lara 800 UNTLD is an undeniable crowd-pleaser.
The LARA 800 is an exclusive model built atop Agusta’s 800 RR platform, giving rise to a carbon-adorned beast that somehow retains its gentlemanly nature. The customized cycle was made in association with VIBA, a French fabrication studio filled to the brim with seasoned designers (and craftsmen) who have made it a point to reevaluate the bike’s strong points. To move the cycle in a more pleasing direction, a series of carbon fiber parts were made in-house by VIBA, complementing the LARA’s revised scrambler orientation. Tubeless Borrani M-Ray.9 wheels and Rizoma peripherals join with Beringer’s revered four-piston and two-piston brake system, an aluminum die-cast bridge, and refined rear loop. But the real show-stealer is the bike’s tank — a handmade, one-piece aluminum reservoir that sports an attractive gold-flake paint scheme.