We have a saying around here that pertains to Walt Siegl. It's WWWD, or "What would Walt do?" We use it a gauge of quality. A unit of measurement. It has yet to lead us astray. His keen eye for aesthetic beauty and relentless pursuit of quality is a principle most anyone in the creative world can commend. He's calculated, deliberate, and discerning with the platforms he chooses to work with. He's not one to hang it in the breeze or to throw a wrench on any-old-thing that rolls through his doors in Harrisville, New Hampshire. This time, he's set his sights on the 2015 MV Agusta Brutale 800. The Bol d'or, named after the French endurance race of the same name, is a perfect compliment to the bikes Walt has built thus far.
This bike is rare, and MV's uncertain future has the potential to make it even more so, but Walt plans to keep building the Bol d'or as long as they keep rolling off the line in Italy. If you have the means, get in line. If you're one of the lucky few, hold on tight. Here's to hoping MV Agusta isn't relegated to the history books, even if just to see more of these beauties lighting up the streets and dominating the track.
In the following pages, Walt walks us through the build of the Bol d'or, from conception to completion, explained in detail in his own words...
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