Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Claudio Castiglioni: “Why stop at 150km/h?!”
In an interview with Motociclismo, Claudio Castiglioni (President - MV Agusta) has said that he believes the speed limits on Italy’s roads should be increased to 180km/h, since modern sportsbikes are perfectly capable of travelling at that speed in perfect safety.
The Italian government is already said to be studying the possibility of increasing the speed limits on Italy’s highways (the current speed limit is 150km/h), and Castiglioni says he wholeheartedly supports the idea. However, he adds that speed limits in towns and surrounding areas should be strictly enforced, and higher speeds should only be permitted on the highways.
‘On our highway network, there are some areas with very little traffic, where going at 170-180km/h would absolutely not be a problem,’ says Castiglioni, adding that higher speed limits may actually help, since those would allow riders to focus on their riding, rather than thinking about losing points on their license and having to pay hefty fines.
With a bike like the F4 CC to his name, we suppose Mr Castiglioni would support higher speed limits. But we’d like to know what’s your take on this – please use the comments form to tell us about your views on the subject!