MV AGUSTA TIMELINE
1945 MV Agusta formed near Milan and enjoys decades of racing and road bike success before the start of a less stable modern era.
1991 Cagiva – lead by Claudio Castiglioni– buys the MV Agusta motorcycle brand.
1997 The first modern MV Agusta arrives in the form of the all-new F4 750.
2004 MV Agusta, and its large debts, are sold to Malaysian car company Proton. 2005 MV is sold again to an Italian finance company, with Castiglioni involved once again. 2008 Harley-davidson buy MV for £56million and begin hugely expensive R&D process that lays the foundations for the current range of three-cylinder bikes and changes to the four-cylinder machines. 2010 Castiglioni buys MV Agusta back from Harley-davidson after the US company opt to concentrate on their own models.
2011 Claudio Castiglioni dies, and son Giovanni takes over the running of the company.
2014 AMG acquire a 25% stake in MV Agusta SPA, for a rumoured €30million.
2016 MV Agusta admit liquidity problems, and that they’re seeking further investment.