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MV Agusta was founded on — mostly, the passion of one Domenico Agusta. The family had an aviation company which was successful in Italy and Europe as a The company was originally founded in by the Domenico’s father, Count Agusta — remarkable the first flight of man was in 1903.

The was very small through its years, but in 1919 it was organized as Aeronautiche Giovanni Agusta.

of the early work was on maintenance for the military, but they did produce models of airplane and — World War II — became one of the important aviation companies in mainly by building fantastic However, by that time the company was no longer connected the aviation side.

The patriarch of the Count Giovanni, died in leaving the company to his sons, and Count Domenico Agusta. they started the motorcycle within the company in 1945 right after the war, as had already seen that the war was for Italy and the company would to do something to survive.

They named their new MV Agusta — the MV standing for Verghera, in case anyone asks you this — and had the company originally to keep the at the now shuttered Augusta aviation (it would be revived later and go on to success) working and to fill the for cheap and reliable transport in Italy. It was more than that, though; it was something both of the brothers enjoyed.

loved motorcycles and machinery, and loved to work with hands. It was a good match.

MV 1954 CSLT

The first they developed was known as the — yep, until sued as they had already the name for their scooters. It was this way as it was a tiny 98c.c. and it buzzed like a wasp thus the Italian word for Vespa. It was called the MV98 then onwards and was the basis for a of MV Agusta motorcycles.

The little bike established MV as a motorcycle company. It was already to be released in late 1945 the development had started in 1943, the German occupation.

MV Agusta Volante 73cc 1956

It was not before Count Domenico to start racing; he truly racing motorcycles. Soon the company entered into he hired Englishman Les Graham the very first 500c.c. Champion — to ride for MV

Graham led MV to sign Cecil also from the U.K. won MV Agusta’s very first Championship in the 125c.c. class in It was the beginning of many titles in the FIM Grand Prix (now as MotoGP).

If you look closely at any MV motorcycle, you will see an emblem stars contained within it, and the number 37 to go with 37 manufacturer’s Championships.

The next victories in a slow succession as they the 125 c.c. title in 1953 and 250c.c. in 1955 as well. It was to get though, with the advent of the MV four-cylinder four-… engine. It more than it may seem, but it was a masterpiece of current motorcycle technology.

The ‘MV four’ is considered a racing motorcycle and is now a very after artifact from some call the Golden Age of racing.

To allow the racing, MV produced street-going motorcycles and which they sold to the In fact, the only reason actually sold motorcycles was to the racing effort that was so to Count Domenico’s heart. It also be noted that, in 1950, Arturo Magni and Remor joined MV Agusta leaving Gilera.

This be important as these two engineers most responsible for not only the bikes, but also the street-going MV produced. Their race and the standard street bikes had little in common at this The race machines were unobtainable to the public, with a few exceptions.

Some examples of the production which were sold are the scooter (1960), the 250c.c. and Raid single (1957 1961), and the 175 CSTL Turismo These were all single-cylinder as were many of the race of the era. It was when the four-cylinder MV 500 hit the racing circuit that it got interesting.

Remor and Magni had worked at Gilera, and they had a powerful and relatively reliable four-… 500c.c. racing It was known simply as the Gilera 500 and it was winning races — and at six championships. These two new men at MV had intimate with the machine when started to work at the factory.

So, Remor started to develop an all new for the Grand Prix races, he with what he knew and the engine similar to the Gilera In fact, in today’s litigious Gilera would have them and probably won, but was 1950 and things were different.

Before we talk about though, we need to address his This man helped to build the MV 500 into the powerhouse it became. Surtees joined MV Agusta in and raced his first race for in his home nation of England. In first year he also won the

World Championship for MV. In fact, he from racing motorcycles still with MV Agusta in During his time there, he won 7 for the marque and helped them their Blue Riband the MV 500 Four. After Surtees the only human to win a World in both two and four-wheeled racing retired, MV Agusta also Gary Hocking and Mike Bike’ Hailwood.

Hocking was not them for long as he retired in (and died a mysterious in a Lotus F1 car), but Hailwood won championships for the company and only on to Honda once MV had decided to the ultimate motorcycle racer above — the greatest of all (GOAT), Giacomo ‘Ago’

Ago brought a great deal of to MV Agusta. It cannot be denied MV was already a very well-known and motorcycle manufacturer, but when was winning all of those races, really paid attention. He the team to join Yamaha in

By that time, MV Agusta had a line-up of street-going motorcycles.

MV Agusta 1000 Ago
MV Agusta 1000 Ago
MV Agusta 1000 Ago
MV Agusta 1000 Ago


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