98 Turismo

1943-48
125 GTL 1971
125 Sport 1974-76
125 Sport SE 1977-79
125 TRELCentomila 1959
150RS 1961
150RSS 1971
175 Monoalbero 1954
175CSTL Tourismo Lusso 1954
   
250B 1967
350GT 1970-73
350S 1970
350S 1974
350S Ipotesi 1977
350 Scrambler 1970
350 BE “Turismo” 1976-77
500SS 1976
600GT 1965
750GT 1971
750GT 1974
750S 1971
750SS 1972
750S 1974
750S America 1975
800S Super Daytona America 1976
800S Super America 1977
832 Monza 1977
850 Magni 1978
861S Magni 1979
850SS America 1977
1000S Corona 1978
1000 Ago 1980
1100 Grand Prix 1979
Brutale 675 2012
Brutale 675 Custom Edition 2012
Brutale 675 2013
Brutale 675 2014
Brutale 675 2015
Brutale 675 2016
Brutale 750 America 2005
Brutale 750 Gladio 2005
Brutale 750 CRC 2004
Brutale 750 Mamba 2004
Brutale 750 Strada 2001
Brutale 750 Serie Oro 2001
Brutale 800 2013
Brutale 800 2014
Brutale 800 2015
Brutale 800 2016
Brutale 800 Diablo Pirelli S.E. 2016
Brutale 800RR 2015-16
Brutale 800RR 2017
Brutale 989R 2008
Brutale 989R 2009
Brutale 989R 2010
Brutale 989R 2011
Brutale 989RR 2012
Brutale 910R 2006
Brutale 910R Italia 2006
Brutale 910S 2005-06
Brutale 910S 2007
Brutale 910S Hydrogen 2007
Brutale 910S by Percy’s 2008
Brutale 910S Wallyw 2008
Brutale 920 2011
Brutale 920 2012
Brutale 990R 2010
Brutale 990R Italian Unification Edition 2011
Brutale 990R 2011
Brutale 990R 2012
Brutale 1078RR 2008
Brutale 1078RR Challenge 2008
Brutale 1078RR 2009
Brutale 1078RR 2010
Brutale 1078RR 2011
Brutale 1078RR 2012
Brutale 1090RR 2010
Brutale 1090RR Cannonball 2010
Brutale 1090RR 2011
Brutale 1090R 2012
Brutale 1090RR 2012
Brutale 1090 2013
Brutale 1090R 2013
Brutale 1090RR 2013
Brutale 1090RR California ‘Wood Vibrations’ 2013
Brutale 1090 2014
Brutale 1090R 2014
Brutale 1090RR 2014-15
Brutale 1090RR 2016
Brutale Corsa 2014-15
Dragster 800 2014-16
Dragster 800 2016
Dragster 800 Blackout 2017
Dragster 800RR 2015-16
Dragster 800RR Lewis Hamilton Limited Edition 2016
Dragster 800RR J-Ax 2016
Dragster 800RC 2017
Ferrari 1996
F3 675 2012
F3 675 Serie Oro 2012
F3 675 2013
F3 675 Japan Edition 2013
F3 675 2014
F3 675 2015
F3 675 RC Limited Edition 2015
F3 675 2016
F3 675 RC Limited Edition 2017
F3 800 2014-15
F3 800 Ago 2014
F3 800 Oscura Limited Edition 2015
F3 800 RC Limited Edition 2015
F3 800 2016
F3 800 AMG Limited Edition 2016
F3 800 RC Limited Edition 2017
F4 750S Serie Oro 1998
F4 750S 1998
F4 750S Evo  2003
F4 750 Ago 2003
F4 750 Senna 1998
F4 750 1+1 1999
F4 750 1+1 Evo  2003
F4 750 SP01  “Viper” 2004
F4 750SPR 1998
F4 750SPR Evo  2003

F4 Frecce Tricolor SE (Italian Aerobatic Team)

2010
F4 1000 1+1 2005
F4 1000 1+1 2006
F4 1000S 2005
F4 1000S 2006
F4 1000 Ago 2005
F4 1000 Corsa 2005
F4 1000 Mamba 2005
F4 1000 Senna 2006
F4 1000 Tamburini 2004
F4 1000R 2006
F4 1000R 1+1 2006
F4 1000R Bonneville Special Edition 2006
F4 1000R Veltro Pista 2006
F4 1000R 2007
F4 CC 2007
F4 312R 2007
F4 312RR 2008-09
F4 312RR Gold 2008
F4R 312 1+1 2008-09
F4 312RR 1078 Edizione Final 2010
F4 2010
F4 2011
F4 Frecce Tricolor 2011
F4 2012
F4 2013
F4 2014
F4 2015
F4 2016
F4R 2012
F4R 2013
F4R 2014
F4R 2015
F4R 2016
F4RR 2012
F4RR Corsacorta 2012
F4RR 2013
F4RR 2014
F4RR 2015
F4RR 2016
F4RR SBK 2015
F4RC 2015-16
F4Z 2017
Rivale 800 2014
Rivale 800 Urban Camo Special Edition 2014
Stradale 800 2015
Stradale 800 2016
Tricruiser Concept 2011
Turismo Veloce 800 2014-15
Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso 2014-15
Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso RC 2017
Yacouba Bestiale 2009
Yacouba Bestiale Concept 2008

History

1954 MV Agusta CSTL 175 Turismo LussoThe company began as an offshoot of the Agusta aviation company which was formed by Count Giovanni Agusta in 1923. The Count died in 1927, leaving the company in the hands of his wife and sons, Domenico, Vincenzo, Mario and Corrado. Count Vincenzo Agusta together with his brother Domenico formed MV Agusta (the MV stood for Meccanica Verghera) at the end of the Second World War as a means to save the jobs of employees of the Agusta firm and also to fill the post-war need for cheap, efficient transportation. They produced their first prototype, ironically called "Vespa 98", in 1945. After learning of that that the name had already been registered by Piaggio for its Vespa motorscooter, it was referred to simply by the number “98”.

The company successfully manufactured small-displacement, quintessential Café racer style motorcycles (mostly 125-150 cc) through the 1950s and 1960s. In the 60s small motorcycle sales declined, and MV started producing larger displacement cycles in more limited quantities. A 250 cc, and later a smart 350 cc twin were produced, and a 600 cc four-cylinder evolved into a 750 cc which is still extremely valuable today.

Following the death of Count Domenico Agusta in 1971 the company declined and by 1980, it stopped producing motorcycles altogether.

Resurrected by Cagiva

F4 750 OroCagiva purchased the MV Agusta name trademarks in 1991 and in 1997 it introduced the first new MV Agusta motorcycle. The new bikes were four-cylinder 750 cc sports machines (the F4 range), which included a series of limited production run models, such as the all black paint work SPR model ("Special Production Racing") which was featured in the movie "I Robot" and in 2004, they introduced their first 1000 cc bike. 2004 marked the end of production for the 750 sports machines, with a limited production of 300 SR ("Special Racing") model in the traditional red and silver livery.

MV Agusta also made a limited number of F4 750 cc and F4 1000 cc "Ayrton Senna" editions in memory of the late Formula One Champion of the same name (who was an avid Ducati and MV Agusta collector) in aid of the Instituto Ayrton Senna, his charity foundation in Brazil for children and young people. 300 models of each were made in the early 2000's.

They also produce a range of 750 and 910 "naked" bikes called the Brutale. Production is somewhat limited, as it is the policy of the company to produce an elite machine similar to Ferrari in motor cars. They do not compete directly with Japanese manufacturers, whose motorcycles typically sell for considerably less than the cost of an MV Agusta. Rather they compete with other Italian models such as Ducati sports bikes the 996, 998, 999, and the naked Monster. In 2005, MV Agusta introduced the Tamburini 1000, which is named after its creator, Massimo Tamburini, who previously worked for Moto Guzzi, and most recently Ducati. Cycle World and Australian Motorcycle News magazine named it the best sportbike in the world. Tamburini designed the Ducati 916 sports bike (predecessor of the 748 and 996 series) which marked the return of Ducati as a successful motorcycle manufacturer over the last decade. The MV Agusta F4 refined the innovative design of the 916. In recent publications, the MV Agusta has been highly praised as one of the best handling motorcycles ever created and the 2008 F4 312R model is known to be the world's fastest production motorcycle. Claimed power of the new F4 312R model is 183HP, although dyno tests suggest it is more in the range of 172-175, in stock performance mode, a condition generally resolved by simple after market adjustments.

In 1999 the Cagiva group was restructured for strategic purposes and MV Agusta become the main brand comprising Cagiva and Husqvarna.

Purchase and sale by Proton


Heavily indebted, the manufacturer was bought by Malaysian carmaker Proton in December 2004 for 70 million euro. In December 2005 however, Proton decided to cut its ties with MV Agusta and sold it to GEVI SpA, a Genoa-based financing company related to Carige, for a token euro excluding debt.

In 2006 that financing company, GEVI SpA, with 65% of the share capital, had refinanced MV Agusta, and by so doing allowed the company to continue, and brought MV Agusta ownership back to Italy.