Meccanica Verghera Agusta was born from an offshoot of Costruzioni Aeronautiche Giovanni Agusta SA, founded in 1919 by Count Giovanni Agusta, who started producing road and racing motorcycles in 1945. It is above all in racing that it has gained popularity, thanks to a total of 75 world championship titles, between manufacturers and drivers, won between 1952 and 1974. The first engine is a small 98 cc two-stroke engine, designed in 1943, but born only after the end of the war.

MV Agusta was officially born on February 12, 1945 and in the 1960s the first mass-produced maximoto with a four-cylinder engine arrived. Production stopped abruptly at the end of the seventies, due to heavy competition from Japanese manufacturers, but MV was reborn in 1992, when the brand was taken over by Cagiva with the intention of bringing it back to a high level.

However, financial difficulties did not allow Cagiva to bring a new motorcycle to series production, until 2004, thanks to the investment of the Malaysian Proton. The subsequent further difficulties slowed the production of the expected sports bikes again, until 2008, when the brand was taken over by the American Harley-Davidson. An adventure that lasted only a year, because in 2009 the MV is

round of Cagiva.

MV AGUSTA

Meccanica Verghera Agusta was born from an offshoot of Costruzioni Aeronautiche Giovanni Agusta SA, founded in 1919 by Count Giovanni Agusta, who started producing road and racing motorcycles in 1945. It is above all in racing that it has gained popularity, thanks to a total of 75 world championship titles, between manufacturers and drivers, won between 1952 and 1974. The first engine is a small 98 cc two-stroke engine, designed in 1943, but born only after the end of the war.

MV Agusta was officially born on February 12, 1945 and in the 1960s the first mass-produced maximoto with a four-cylinder engine arrived. Production stopped abruptly at the end of the seventies, due to heavy competition from Japanese manufacturers, but MV was reborn in 1992, when the brand was taken over by Cagiva with the intention of bringing it back to a high level.

However, financial difficulties did not allow Cagiva to bring a new motorcycle to series production, until 2004, thanks to the investment of the Malaysian Proton. The subsequent further difficulties slowed the production of the expected sports bikes again, until 2008, when the brand was taken over by the American Harley-Davidson. An adventure that lasted only a year, because in 2009 the MV is

round of Cagiva.