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Motorcycle development is a family affair in Italy and MV Agusta is not an exception to this rule. Founded in 1923, the Agusta aviation company was the creation of Count Giovanni Agusta so when he died in 1927, the business was left to his four sons and his wife. The sons converted the company to Meccanica Verghera Agusta in 1945 in order to save the jobs of the employees and to answer the population’s need for practical transportation.
Vicenzo and Domenico were both avid racers and shared a passion for mechanics that they actively implanted in their company’s production. Their first prototype was to be called the Vespa 98 but the name Vespa was already registered to a competitor, only the 98 remained. Through their early years, notably the 50’s and 60’s, MV Agusta concentrated their efforts on small engines, mostly 125cc to 150cc, light-weight and very rapid over small distances.
Even if the company spared no expanses in their racing endeavors, it took them a couple of years to gain their first victory. The 1948 Italian Grand Prix win featured Franco Bertoni on a 125cc two-stroke engine and literally put the company on the map. Since then, the company has been accumulating victories after victories in racing all over the world.
With the constant rise in accessibility of the personal car, the motorcycle market was forced to adapt. By the end of the 60’s, MV Agusta did not only accommodate but thrived by adjusting its production to the taste of motorcycle enthusiasts. The solution was simple, concentrate on bigger models. The success came with the 600 model, the revolutionary four-cylinder maxi motorbike.
MV Agusta sustained a great loss when Count Domenico Agusta, who really was the driving force behind the company, died in 1971. This death left the company’s management in disarray as two lines of thought were in opposition. One wanted to pursue the competitive course while the other wanted to reduce the company’s investment in that field. The results for the brand were catastrophic as the middle ground proved little to no appeal for the customers who were offered fewer models that lacked the luster of championship wins.
This situation culminated in the end of the production line in 1980 up until the brand name was bought by Cagiva Motors in 1992. As the previous MV Agusta plant had been sold, Cagiva started with somewhat of a clean slate. With the brand important technical heritage of a three or four-cylinder in-line engine, the MV Agusta engineers started a project developed by Ferrari, the F4 engine. This model completely revived the brand and allowed it to return to its former glory.
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