MV Agusta motorcycles
The history of MV Agusta began in the early 20th century, although the first motorcycle company appeared much later. Count Giovanni Agusta in 1907 founded his own company. Aircraft manufactured by Agusta has received unprecedented rise during the first world war, when the Count himself enlisted in the Air Battalion of Malpensa.
In 1927, after the death of the founder, the company passed to his widow and his son Domenico Gussepine. Soon aircraft orders dropped significantly, then it was decided to increase the range of products in order to avoid the ruin of the company. The solution was found in the motorcycle industry. It was decided to start with the production of two-stroke 100 cc engine, the hallmarks of which are low cost of production and operation. But like many other companies, the company MV Agusta prevented World War II. When the war ended, Domenico Agusta founded the company Meccanica Verghera, the main aim of which was a new motorcycle design.
In 1945 he was presented the first buyers motorcycle MV Agusta. The owners of the company wanted to call his Vespa 98, but the name has already been registered, so the motorcycle model called simply "98". Produced two modifications to Travel and Economy. The release of this motorcycle began in 1946. In the same year, the company MV Agusta began formal presentations at the regularly conducted motorcycle racing. And in his first season Vincenzo Nenchioni won the race in La Spezia, and later he became a leader in Monza, when all the prizes were employed drivers MV Agusta, the winners were then Nenchioni Vincenzo, Mario and Mario Kornalea Paleari.
Thanks to sports victories, a model 98 "Sport", the main difference between steel telescopic front fork, the new shortened by 5 cm frame and a sportier suspension tuning. Upgraded engine gave power 5 hp, which was the absolute record of those years for engines with working volume.
In 1947 MV Agusta motorcycle company took part in the Milan Motorcycle Show, which featured several new products. Buyers were shown Luxury version 98, two-cylinder two-stroke motorcycles and 125 vat 250 cc single-cylinder four-stroke motorcycles. A year later, 125 cm3 category was introduced in the Italian racing competitions. Then the company MV Agusta brought in 125 new competition model bottoms.
In 1949, the model "98" and "125" have been replaced by a model "125 TEL", which in that year was replaced by a 125 scooter-type "B".
In the early 1950's, it was reopened the company's participation in motorcycle competition. Thanks to a qualitative leap in technology MV Agusta has become a legend of racing. Wide popularity of the brand obtained through sports victories, led to a substantial increase in sales. Were popular sports motorcycles and the company, for example, sports 125 Motore Lungo, was the most popular motorcycle racing at the time.
In 1953, the production capacity of MV Agusta motorcycles reached 20,000 for the first time thanks to the full range of models, as well as the release of the original 125 Pullman. At the same time in Spain, launched the first plant, which had a license to manufacture motorcycles for export.
Meanwhile, the Federation decided to renew the motorcycle racing competition among mass-produced motorcycles. For this competition the company MV Agusta has put on stream production of the MV Agusta 124, which became the direct heir of the legendary racing models. And in 1954, a model 175 CSS, received a nickname for a flying saucer shape doskoobraznuyu tank. This model is distinguished not only an attractive appearance, but also the technical characteristics, which allowed her to win a lot of races.
In the second half of the 50's motorcycle market is still experiencing a boom, but began to appear the first signs of an impending crisis, which has forced many motorcycle manufacturers to reduce investment in motorcycling. In this case, the company MV Agusta did not follow other companies and bought a license to manufacture Bell Helicopter have at their disposal technology that could be used in motorcycles. One of the many innovations that have emerged in those days, that the creation of a number of prototypes of advanced hydraulic drive and two-stroke engines with direct fuel injection. MV Agusta motorcycle company stand out from its competitors, even the most efficient models. Rather than adapt to the standards of other manufacturers, the company preferred to stick to the philosophy of development, focusing on the needs of the average customer.
So in 1956 there was a model "83", which can comfortably accommodate two people. At the same bike developed a good speed for low fuel consumption.
In 1959, the company got a new motorcycle chain lubrication system, allowing the engine to MV Agusta achieve incredible performance reliability. Warranty on the engines of the company was increased to 100,000 km.
In 1992, the ownership of the trademark Cascina Costa transferred to the group Cagiva Motor.
Cagiva Motor Company engineers decided to create a motor in collaboration with Ferrari and outlined his F4. In 1997, at the Milan Motorcycle Show presented the first prototype of the MV Agusta F4. Visitors and journalists were amazed by what they saw MV Agusta F4. Motorcycle painted, like his ancestor in red and silver colors, with the exhaust pipe in the form of a pipe organ, was an instant success.
Today, the company produces MV Agusta motorcycles special series of Senna, sports SPR, as well as the latest model Brutale.