MV Agusta - motorcycle manufacturer, located in Cascina Costa near Milan, Italy. The company was founded in 1945 as a division of the aviation company Agusta, founded in 1923 by Count Giovanni Agusta. MV letters at the beginning of the company name - an abbreviation of Meccanica Verghera - by city name Verger, which opened its first factory for the production of motorcycles Agusta.
Heirs of family affairs brothers Vincenzo and Domenico Agusta Motor Racing addicted and just as it did Enzo Ferrari, any price sought to have the best team in the world. Already in 1951 the Englishman Greyem won the international race for 500 cc MV Agusta, and a year later another Briton, Sandford, won the world title in 125 cm3. In 1955 he was standing on the podium Italian racer Carlo Ubbiali, and in 1956 MV Agusta team won in several classes - 125, 250 and 500 cm3. In the next three years, from 1957 to 1960 Agusta won all World Championships in all classes, and in the most prestigious at the time the class of 500, no one could move the company from the first place more than 10 years!
Hard to say, as in the future would have happened, but in February 1971 Domenico Agusta passed away. Nevertheless, in 1974 MV Agusta took another victory in the World Cup. Overall, a quarter of a century on motorcycles brand has been won 38 championship titles in the standings, 37 in the Constructors' standings and win in the 270-minute Grand Prix. In 1976, the company's management refused to participate in competitions, and a year later the production was stopped due to a problem with the sales of the best in the world, but very expensive motorcycles.
In 1997 motosalone in Milan was finally shown the new model MV Agusta F4. And it was a triumph - Agusta made the most beautiful and manufacturable two-wheeled machine in the world! Novelty is exquisite design, supernavorochennoy "filling", honed chassis and the hefty price of nearly $ 40,000! However, in sale and more affordable model F4 750 S. In 2000, the public presented extreme version - SPR with 146-horsepower engine and processed "stuffing." In the production range and appeared Naked version - Brutale S, and in September 2003 the long-awaited debut "liter" option - F4 1000S in three versions: standard, Mamba and Tamburini. The latest version is dedicated to renowned designer Massimo Tamburini, largely determined the present shape and style of the entire model range MV Agusta, whose first two letters of the last name will forever remain in history as the last letters not less known Italian company Bimota.
On the history and fate of the brand can be difficult to write a treatise, one can not be questioned - Motorcycle Logo MV Agusta - it's not just the incredible speed and spirit of big victories on the best tracks of the world, it is - an incredible honor and happiness of possession, an opportunity to get into the circle of the elect.