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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.

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