MV HOLDING COMPLETES THE ACQUISITION OF THE SHARE
CAPITAL HELD BY MERCEDES AMG IN MV AGUSTA MOTOR S.P.A.
AND INVESTS ON THE NEW 4 CYLINDER PLATFORM
Varese, 18th December 2017 - MV Holding, the holding company owned by Giovanni Castiglioni
and the Sardarov family has acquired the 25% of MV Agusta Motor S.p.A. shares held by the
automotive conglomerate Mercedes AMG.
With the closing of the transaction, MV Holding owns 100% of MV Agusta Motor S.p.A., the
iconic Italian producer of two wheeled jewels.
MV Agusta completed an intensive restructuring process, both financially and strategically, led by
a rationalization of its product pipeline and a consolidation of its positioning in the super
premium segment of the market.
The turnaround that started at the beginning of 2016 shifted MV Agusta back to a positive result
for the 2017 fiscal year thanks to the success of the new product range, first of all by the launch of
the all new Dragster 800 RR, the company has raised the order portfolio higher than its estimated
After having completed the 3 cylinders models range, consisting of supersport, naked and sport
touring bikes, MV Agusta is concentrating its future investments on the development of an all
new 4 cylinder platform of which the first new innovative model will be launched during the year
MV Agusta Press Office:
MV AGUSTA BRUTALE 1090 RR WINS THE GOLDEN MOTORCYCLE AWARD IN THE NAKED CATEGORY
Varese, 15th April 2013, MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR was chosen by the Brazilian Motociclismo
magazine as Moto de Ouro 2013 in the Naked category. With this award, Brutale kicked aside 10
other rivals of leading manufacturers currently active in the Brazilian market. The super sports F4,
another finalist, arrived second place in the Sports category.
This is the second award won by MV Agusta in a little over a year of official activity in Brazil. In
addition to the Golden Motorcycle won by Brutale, the brand has recently earned the title of
Motorcycle of the Year awarded by the Duas Rodas magazine, in the Sport category.
The 15th edition Moto de Ouro is part of the Motorcycle of the year, the worlds most important
motorcycle award, organized by the magazines of the Motorpress Group in 9 countries: Germany
(Motorrad), Brazil (Motociclismo), Switzerland (Töff), France (Moto Journal), Spain (Motociclismo),
Holland (Moto Plus), Hungary (Motorevue), Poland (Motocyckl) and Czech Republic (Motocyckl).
MV AGUSTA DOUBLES REGISTRATIONS
RIVALE 800 ALSO COMING SOON
Varese, 13 March 2013, MV Agusta, during a difficult period for the world markets, is reporting a significant
increment of its 3 cylinder and 4 cylinder model registrations in the first two months of the year with a 100%
increase compared to the same months last year.
In Italy, even though the season has yet to truly begin, the first signs are extremely comforting. In this reference
market, which is comprised of naked and sports bikes with engine capacities above 570cc, MV Agusta has
gained a market share of over 12%. Also significant is the share reached by the F3 675 model, which holds 25%
of the middle class sports bike segment.
The signs are positive also in Europe and the rest of the world for MV Agusta, with significant percentage
growth in all categories.
The new year has started well for us regardless of the negative global market trend, says Giovanni
Castiglioni, President and CEO of the Group, We are very satisfied with our results to date. I am convinced
that they will tend to grow even further thanks to the arrival of the new RIVALE 800, for which we have already
received many orders. We have good reason to look forward to 2013 with optimism.
Undisputed queen at EICMA 2012, the RIVALE 800 is today at the center of attention of an increasingly
demanding public in terms of performance and design.
With this model, MV Agusta has revolutionized a market segment, interpreting technical and design concepts in
a completely original way, defining new aesthetical parameters as well as performance. Light weight, power and
advanced electronics come together in a unique and perfect symbiosis, which brings the concept of motard to
the extreme, thereby becoming the absolute benchmark in its class.
Now at an advanced stage of industrialization, the RIVALE 800 will enter in production in the second semester
POSITIVE DEBUT FOR THE MV AGUSTA F3 675
Varese, 25 February 2013, The MV Agusta F3 675 was one of the protagonists in satisfying weekend
full of emotions.
At Phillip Island in Australia in the first race of the World Supersport Championship the F3 675 with
rider Roberto Rolfo impressed with their extremely positive racing debut.
The ParkinGO Team battled throughout the race for a top-five position but, with two laps to go, was
forced to retire due to extreme blistering of the rear tire.
Final result notwithstanding, it remains very satisfying to see how the F3 675 only in its first steps of
evolution is already very competitive.
The results of the Phillip Island race were further confirmed in the first round of the South African
Supersport Championship where the F3 675 proceeded to dominate the two races with two first and
third place finishes with the Team Liquid Moly riders Cam Peterson and Brent Harran.
WWW.MVAGUSTA.IT MV AGUSTA & PARKINGO
JOIN TOGETHER FOR WORLD SUPERSPORT RACING
Varese, 22nd November 2012 - The Italian motorcycle manufacturer who is currently
the sales leader of the middle weight supersport class has decided to return to racing
on the world stage and is convinced that they have joined forces with the ideal partner:
The two companies will be joined together in a three year contract.
The program will debut the MV Agusta F3 675 in the 2013 world Supersport class
together with additional racing activity development.
The project will place the three cylinder bike from Varese in the able hands of the race
technicians whom have already won the World Supersport Championship in 2011 and
were contenders in the 2012 World Superbike Championship.
The ParkinGO Team have helped bring about this dream project building a long term
link to the historic Italian motorcycle manufacturer whom have in the past accumulated
37 world championship titles, a number of which together with Giacomo Agostini.
The signature of the contract arrived on the day of Claudio Castiglioniâ€™s birthday,
whom would be 65 years old today. This is clearly a sign that goes beyond mere
coincidence and continues to convey the passion for racing that has always been
synonymous with the motorcycle icon.
Giovanni Castiglioni â€“ Presidente MV Agusta: "To be able to reach this agreement with
ParkinGO is personally very satisfying. Taking into account the passion for racing that I
have inherited from my father, this is a very emotional decision and I am looking
forward to the challenges that will inevitably need to be overcome. Together with
Engineer Bordiâ€™s experience, who personally plays a very important role in this project,
I am convinced that there are all the elements needed to achieve our goals."
Giuliano Rovelli - Presidente ParkinGO: "Together with my brother Paolo we
recognize the importance of MV Agustaâ€™s return to World Championship Racing and
are extremely satisfied to be able to join forces and conclude this accord. From our
very first encounter with MV there has been a tremendous feeling and understanding
between our management teams, our common vision with regards to this project has
been an important element that allowed us to join together in this partnership."
And now a new model version MV AGUSTA RIVALE 800. A new segment. A new reference. A new MV Agusta.
The Rivale 800. Absolute enjoyment.
MV AGUSTA RIVALE 800: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL
MOTORCYCLE OF THE SHOW
THE 70TH EDITION OF EICMA, THE MOST IMPORTANT MOTORCYCLE EVENT IN THE WORLD, Varese, November 19, 2012 - With the new Rivale 800, MV Agusta has again won the
title of Moto piu belladel salone which translates as the Most beautiful bike of the show. The competition, organised by Italys
largest monthly motorcycling publication Motociclismo saw the MV Agusta Rivale 800 maintain a
commanding position throughout the entire week of the fair: the three-cylinder made in Schiranna totalled
35.5% of the votes expressed by over 15,000 show attendees. The majority was astounding over its nearest
competitors the Ducati Hypermotard SP (22.9%) and BMW R 1200 GS (15.5%). The latest MV Agusta, a true
work of art, literally amazed the audience at the show dedicated to two wheels.
The award ceremony was held yesterday, the final day of EICMA 2012, at the booth of Motociclismo, with
Giovanni Castiglioni, President & CEO of MV Agusta, and Piero Bacchetti, President of Editorial Edisport.
The Rivale 800, in its first appearance, has already captured the imagination of motorcyclists around the world.
With this model, MV Agusta has revolutionized a market segment, employing original technical concepts
combined with styling that respects MV Agustas heritage whilst exceeding new aesthetic parameters and
performance. Weight, power and electronics come together in a unique and perfect package redefining the
concept of an extreme motard, and making it the absolute benchmark within its class.
Giovanni Castiglioni, President & CEO of MV Agusta, said of winning the title of Most beautiful bike of show.
For us it is a further recognition and confirmation of how much energy and resources MV Agusta is dedicating
to the constant development of new products. After winning in 2010 with the unique jewel created by my
father, the F3 675, it is an incredible satisfaction to win yet again with a completely new machine. This victory is
the greatest gift we could give to our President.
MV Agusta Rivale 800. Unique both in design, performance, and absolute riding satisfaction.
Unquestionably MV Agusta, Rivale 800 enters a new market segment to go where only emotions
dominate. This extraordinary motorcycle boasts performance figures that leave little to the imagination:
170 kg, 125 hp.
The unrivalled visual identity has been extended to every component and every surface of this machine.
The MV Agusta Rivale 800 is a result of passion, experience, and inspiration to capture the essence of
what is truly representative of our historic brand. It further expands upon our range with a new, eclectic
interpretation of our modern three-cylinder engine that debuted on the F3 675 and also equips the
Brutale 675 and 800 alongside the renewed four-cylinder family F4 and Brutale.
The Rivale 800 exudes an emotive design from every angle. Dominating the road with its mix of
harmonious and discordant lines, tense yet voluptuous, bordering on futuristic whilst retaining synergy
with our past. Volumes are perfectly balanced, containing areas that draw your eye to an incredible level of
attention to detail. A sculptural composition where the engine and the chassis are always at the focal
point. The front-fairing is compact and discreet yet able to characterise the front ends exuberant
personality. Three elements, the mudguard, the side panels and the fuel tank are individually united to form
a strong visual shield graphic that makes this machine instantly recognisable. Singularly MV Agusta. The
middle section is reduced to the physical limits and designed to promote an unhindered riding style
allowing the rider maximum freedom of movement on a sufficiently large and ergonomically considered
saddle. The rear is elegant, sinuous, yet incisive and characterised by twin trailing-edge floating blade
lighting incorporating light guides to accentuate the rear profile. At the front LED/light guide technology is
used in a similar fashion to highlight the profile of the vehicle while reducing visual width. This solution
offers an absolutely distinctive identity while increasing the visibility and consequently passive safety. The
three-dimensional amber turn signals are perfectly integrated into the beautifully designed hand guards.
The rear side lights and brake lights are housed in two separate elements, while the direction indicators
have been placed on small "dynamic" wings, which relate to the various number plate dimensions. The rear
view mirrors are designed to be effective and integrate seamlessly into the design of the bike. They are
retractable, for sporty driving on closed roads or on the track, and when open are also telescopic to
improve and increment rear visibility.
The dashboard has been designed specifically for Rivale 800 featuring a modern "monochrome" fully
digital, multi-function display. It is compact to optimise the front fairing proportions yet remains perfectly
legible while offering maximum availability of information and parameters.
Chassis and engine are once again protagonists. A perfect combination of fine engineering excellence
portrayed in a mix of sculptural beauty, mechanical purity, functionality, and total performance. Three
cylinders, define the agile, swift, dynamic soul of the new Rivale 800; Beyond imagination. Compactness is
an obligatory, aside from technological excellence. Our goals have been achieved and far exceeded. The
three-cylinder in-line Rivale 800 boasts a counter-rotating crankshaft that debuted on our Supersports F3
675: a unique solution for a road based machine that epitomises MV Agustaâ€™s racing spirit. Technology
MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) allows for performance, smoothness of power
delivery, ease of riding and extreme personalization, with three engine maps and a custom default. The
Custom setting permits complete freedom to suit the personal requirements and preferences of the rider.
The throttle control is Full Ride-By-Wire.
The frame is our signature MV Agusta philosophy. The front section is comprised of a steel trellis
combined with a rear of two aluminium alloy plates, that act as a fulcrum for the sculpted single sided rear
swingarm and suspension. The dimensions of the chassis have been redefined to ensure incredible
handling: the angle of the steering head is half of a degree more open than the Brutale 800. The excursion
of the fork and shock have also been increased to provide more comfort and conformity to the road
surface. The suspension units are respectively by Marzocchi and Sachs. They are adjustable in spring
preload as well as hydraulic compression and rebound damping.
As on every MV Agusta, the braking system uses the best products to achieve outstanding performance.
The pair of front 320 mm diameter discs are gripped by twin four-piston Brembo radial callipers. The rear
is comprised of a 220 mm diameter disc mated to a two-piston calliper.
This outstanding MV Agusta Rivale 800 thoroughbred will be available in the second half of 2013 from
MV AGUSTA F3 LS
The new MV. A new work of art on wheels is arriving that will upset the balance of power. As with all MVÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s this new model is synonymous with excellence, style and technology. The new F3 will apply these principles to a new market segment, the middle weight supersport category.
If the F4, considered the most beautiful motorcycle in the world, set the styling and performance standards by which all others are judged, the new F3 has completely exceeded all previous conceptions of what a supersport motorcycle should be, redefining an entirely new category. Light weight, power and electronics working in complete harmony on a new motorcycle that pushes the concept of supersport to the extreme.
Powerful, hyper-light and more compact than any other motorcycle in existence. The F3 sets the new standard by which all other supersport motorcycles will be judged and compared. A completely new project that was created by CRC, the research center that has continually designed and developed the motorcycles of dreams.
The styling is pure MV Agusta, as with its big sister the F4, but the F3 is even more unique. The new Ã¢â‚¬Å“middle weightÃ¢â‚¬Â by MV follows the philosophy of all the MV Agusta works of art while pushing the limits of the supersport category with a maniacal attention to detail. The exhaust system has a triple pipe side exit muffler and is the perfect example of how design and function coincide perfectly. There is no doubt, the new F3 is a true MV Agusta!
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THE 3 CYLINDER STORY HAS BEEN REVIVED, THE
MOST FASCINATING AND EXCITING SAGA IN THE
HISTORY OF MOTORCYCLING.
A STORY CALLED MV AGUSTA
September 2010 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ After years of continuous design and development along with ongoing research to create the most beautiful and technologically advanced 600cc bike of the world, the first pictures of the Ã¢â‚¬Å“realÃ¢â‚¬Â
MV AGUSTA F3
MV AGUSTA CELEBRATES 50th ANNIVERSARY of ITALIAN
AEROBATIC TEAM with the F4 FRECCE TRICOLORI
group of air force pilots capable of proudly taking the Italian colours worldwide, during its long history, in conjunction with the highest level of professionalism, performance and elegance. These results are the consequence of a methodical and ongoing commitment to the relentless pursuit of perfection. Values that also MV Agusta embodies in its history, in the brand and in its men. Guiding principles it shares with the legendary "Frecce Tricolori", a common awareness of being an icon of Ã¢â‚¬Å“Italian StyleÃ¢â‚¬Â, synonymous with technical excellence and unparalleled style.
To seal the common objectives, on the 50th anniversary of the National Aerobatic Team, MV Agusta dresses the most powerful and prestigious of its creations, the new F4, in the colours of the sky and of the Italian flag, producing 11 unique motorcycles in "Frecce Tricolori" livery.
The eleven precious "pieces", prepared for the occasion with special components in noble materials such as carbonfibre and titanium, are numbered exactly as the eleven aerobatic aircraft, and are inspired by their distinctive graphics. A small silver plate on the steering head indicates the number and id of the aircraft to which each of the bikes is associated.
Delivery of the motorcycles will take place at the military airport of Rivolto, the base of the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Frecce TricoloriÃ¢â‚¬Â, during a dedicated event, a unique opportunity to spend an entire day with the pilots of the Italian Aerobatic Team.
For information and reservations: from Italy 800.364406, from abroad + 39.0332.254.724.
For details about the 50th Frecce Tricolori Anniversary in Rivolto - Udine (Italy), on the 11th and 12th of September 2010, visit: www.aeronautica.difesa.it/PAN50
MV AGUSTA IS ITALIAN AGAIN
Varese, August 6th
In connection with the repurchase transaction Lazard and Co. have acted as the financial advisor along with counsel Alessandro Varrenti (CBA) and Giuseppe Galeano whom provided legal and tax assistance in conjunction with family counsellors Giuseppe Carteni (Leadlaw), Andrea Lanata and Sergio Caramella.
Along with Giovanni Castiglioni, the company will be headed by Mr. Massimo Bordi, a well known Italian manager. A 62-year-old engineer, Bordi took Ducati to success during the years when that company was owned by the Castiglionis and continued to manage it successfully under the ownership of Texas Pacific Group. Since 2003 Massimo Bordi has been the CEO of Same Deutz Fahr, contributing largely to the success of the company. Massimo Bordi commented that "MV Agusta has full capacity to once again become a major player in the high luxury brand motor bikes, this brand is one of the most recognized worldwide. We will implement a number of reorganization and managerial actions in the near future.
Both the current and new models under development have a very strong character, great innovative features and a very unique design, I have no doubts about their future success."
Claudio Castiglioni, the historic intimate soul of MV Agusta will continue as chairman, and will concentrate on the development of the new products. Upon signing the agreement with Harley-Davidson, Claudio Castiglioni stated "MV Agusta is the crown jewel of Italian motorcycles, I am thrilled to have completed
this transaction. I have already won once together with Massimo Bordi, we made the most beautiful bikes in the world and we will continue with this tradition".
Varese, August 6th
Harley-Davidson announced in October 2009 its intention to sell MV Agusta to concentrate on its core business and brand. In connection with the repurchase transaction Lazard and Co. have acted as the financial advisor along with counsel Alessandro Varrenti (CBA) and Giuseppe Galeano whom provided legal and tax assistance in conjunction with family counsellors Giuseppe Carteni (Leadlaw), Andrea Lanata and Sergio Caramella. Along with Giovanni Castiglioni, the company will be headed by Mr. Massimo Bordi, a well known Italian manager. A 62-year-old engineer, Bordi took Ducati to
success during the years when that company was owned by the Castiglionis and continued to manage it successfully under the ownership of Texas Pacific Group. Since 2003 Massimo Bordi has been the CEO of Same Deutz Fahr, contributing largely to the success of the company. Massimo Bordi commented that "MV Agusta has full capacity to once again become a major player in the high luxury
brand motor bikes, this brand is one of the most recognized worldwide. We will implement a number of reorganization and managerial actions in the near future. Both the current and new models under development have a very strong character, great innovative features and a very unique design, I have no doubts about their future success."
Claudio Castiglioni, the historic intimate soul of MV Agusta will continue as chairman, and will concentrate on the development of the new products. Upon signing the agreement with Harley-Davidson, Claudio Castiglioni stated "MV Agusta is the crown jewel of Italian motorcycles, I am thrilled to have completed this transaction. I have already won once together with Massimo Bordi, we made the most beautiful bikes in the world and we will continue with this tradition".
Personalization as new border of exclusiveness
precious, exclusive and extraordinary jewel. The interventions are targeted, the objectives are very clear: increasing the performance, making the bike even lighter and fully exploiting its technology. A number of components have been developed exclusively for the Cannonball kit. The Engine Control Unit, the cylinder head, the camshafts, the valves and the exhaust system, which is manufactured completely from titanium and is completed by a low and spirited exhaust pipe, have all been purposely designed for this kit, enabling the Brutale to increase its maximum power by an additional 20 hp: Brutale, in name and in deed. All this without giving up to the exceptional dynamic qualities and the taste of incomparable ride of a naked version which adds a touch of crazy exuberance to its notorious determination.
The new technical components enables the Brutale Cannonball to excel on the track: the exciting performance are restrained by the pure chassis and by high quality suspension components which
enable the rider to enjoy easy handling and the typical pleasure of riding an MV Agusta bike. Calm readiness on gas control, resounding acceleration, lively engine: all this becomes reality with the
Cannonball kit of 165 hp. The excitement starts in figures: the maximum power flies to 165 hp, 21 more than the 1090RR standard bike. At 9.000 revs/min the power is 140 hp, at 10.000 it is 160 hp, a little later the maximum is reached, an absolute record for Brutale. You donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have to give up to torque as there is the same (112 Nm) of the 1090RR standard bike.
The objective of the highest performance has not given a back seat to the traditional care that MV Agusta dedicates to design and attention to detail. Brutale is a wonderful example of essential and
smart details, it can be enriched with the addition of a lower fairing, of tail section and a large number of additional components in carbon fibre and aerospace aluminium enhancing its racing
heritage. The unique and unmistakable characteristics of Brutale have made it famous throughout the world, but the MV Agusta kit has been created to transform it into a unique motorcycle with
unbeatable performance, providing the typical excellence that MV Agusta customers have come to expect. On the MV Agusta official website www.mvagusta.it it is possible to design your own Ã¢â‚¬Å“Brutale CannonballÃ¢â‚¬Â thanks to the special 3D configuration program: the bike takes shape on the screen and then it transforms into a titanium