So stoked..!! This second edition of the `Moto Profile` segment is reserved for Fabio Muner. The man responsible for the racing activities at Dainese and AGV. Trekking the globe with his team during the various motorcycle races every season. An allround every day nice guy and an inspiration to many who have the honor working with him every day!!
– Who are you, and what’s your background?
I am the Racing and Strategic Partnership Director for Dainese and AGV.
– Where are you right now in the company? Set the scene for us…
Actually I develop the racing activities for the group, I am in charge of the contracts negotiations with riders, teams and federations, both for motorcycle, ski and bike racing activities.
– You obviously have a passion for safetygear. What’s the attraction..?
Yes, I am very passionate with the product we develop and supply to the best athletes in the world. I find Dainese and AGV gears and helmets to be something really unique in terms of style and technologies applied to dynamic sports’ safety.
– What inspires you?
The extreme attention and research to high-end quality, technologies, service and above all, I have a never ending passion for sports and motorcycles.
– What was your first motorcycle?
My first two wheeler was a Piaggio Bravo 50cc, but the very first motorcycle was an Aprilia RX 125cc, followed by so many others…
– What’s your proudest achievement at the company so far?
There are many…but I have great memories of the Italian Legendary Tour, a trip of 3 days visiting the best Italian spots riding motorcycles together with great champions as Agostini, Lucchinelli, Biaggi, Schwantz, Simoncelli, Fogarty, Rossi…it was a one-of-a-kind event.
– What’s your best memory on a motorcycle?
Riding with Vale, Schwantz and Ago among the famous corners of Mugello racetrack…nighttime…under the rain. Engraved in my memory. Also the President of the circuit said he never saw something similar in this epic racetrack.
– Which motorcycle are you riding on a daily base?
Unfortunately I do not have time to ride motorcycle daily, in my garage I have a fullycustomed Thruxton 900 (The Mooner) and a ’73 Shovelhead.
– What’s your favorite route for a mind-clearing drive?
My preferred hometown spot…the Strada Costiera of Trieste, riding smoothly, dancing on the soft corners and watching the Mediterranean colors of the Adriatic Sea.
– What’s going to be your main focus with Dainese/AGV for 2017?
Our main focus is, as usual, to deliver the best protective gear systems in the championships we attend to.