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9 production models

27 discontinued models

history
MV Agusta is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer founded in 1945. The company is derived from the Agusta aviation company founded by Count Giovanni Agusta in 1923. Four years after he founded the aviation company, Augusta died and left the business to his four sons, Domenico, Vincenzo, Mario and Corrado. One of the four brothers, Vincenzo decided to create the MV Agusta motorcycle manufacturing company which released the first prototype in 1945. What's interesting is that Vincenzo wanted to name the company Vespa but, due to the scooter released by Piaggio, they settled on MV 98.

During the 1950s and the 1960s, MV Agusta produced small displacement bikes but as sales were starting to go down, the company decided to concentrate more on larger displacement bikes. As a result, they created a 250cc model, a 350cc, and then a 600cc four-cylinder bike which was later improved and transformed into a 750cc bike called 750 Sport (1970). The most notable small displacement bikes of the 50s and 60s and manufactured by MV Agusta were the Pullman, the Turismo Rapido and the Raid.

One the most important MV Agusta model of that time, the 750 Sport, which was a very expensive model, was updated and renamed to 1975S America. Moreover, it was then introduced on the U.S. market as a move meant to help the company evolve on the US industry. Because of the death of two of its owners, Vincenzo Agusta (1958) and Domenico Agusta (1971), the company started experiencing financial problems so in 1980 the motorcycle company was closed.

However, in 1997, MV Agusta was bought by Cagiva who revived the brand and released a brand new 750cc MV Agusta model range, dubbed F4 750. The series was interrupted in 2004 when the company was bought by Proton, a Malaysian car manufacturer.

Although most people were predicting a bright future for the newly-bought company, Proton decided to sell it so Agusta ended up once again in Italian ownership, being purchased by the financing company GEVI SpA.
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production models:
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38 generations

2000 - present

6 generations

2013 - present

2 generations

2014 - present

12 generations

2011 - present

65 generations

2000 - present

6 generations

2004 - present

1 generation

2004 - present

1 generation

2014 - present

3 generations

2015 - present
 
discontinued models:
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1 generation

1980 - 1981

1 generation

1978 - 1979

1 generation

1979 - 1980

4 generations

1959 - 1978

1 generation

1969 - 1971

1 generation

1952 - 1956

1 generation

1959 - 1964

1 generation

1954 - 1955

1 generation

1954 - 1955

1 generation

1967 - 1968

1 generation

1977 - 1978

1 generation

1970 - 1973

3 generations

1970 - 1978

1 generation

1974 - 1977

1 generation

1970 - 1971

1 generation

1976 - 1977

1 generation

1966 - 1967

3 generations

1971 - 1975

1 generation

2002 - 2003

1 generation

1971 - 1974

1 generation

1975 - 1977

2 generations

1977 - 1978

1 generation

1977 - 1978

2 generations

1977 - 1979

1 generation

1944 - 1948

1 generation

2005 - 2006

1 generation

2004 - 2005