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MV Agusta Fans?
« on: September 27, 2022, 02:52:14 PM »
There is a MV Agusta Museum between Milan and Varese that is dedicated to the wonderful MV motorcycles and the helicopters the company made.

























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Re: MV Augusta Fans?
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2022, 04:01:10 PM »
Love the pics, Jim.   Itís really great to see so many old bikes like the ones from your travels.  Thanks for taking and sharing so many of them.
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Re: MV Augusta Fans?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2022, 10:29:46 PM »
Great pics Jim. Iím certainly a fan of the Brutale 910.  I rode one Sunday and canít get it out of my head.
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Re: MV Augusta Fans?
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2022, 04:22:53 AM »
great bikes , i've got a 350 ipotesi and a 125 sport ( project)
the quality of the finish is amazing, but parts are hard to find.
MV made 2200 ipotesi's , and 1200 125 sport , so good luck finding parts.

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Re: MV Augusta Fans?
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2022, 04:22:53 AM »

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Re: MV Augusta Fans?
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2022, 06:14:49 AM »
Did ya'll see KTM is taking on US distribution for MV Agusta? Not all dealers will stock the bikes, but they will be able to order them and get training for their techs for warranty work etc
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Re: MV Augusta Fans?
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2022, 09:56:44 PM »
I did see that. Potentially good news, at the present time there are 10 dealers in the US.
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Re: MV Augusta Fans?
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2022, 11:37:30 PM »


The MV Agusta factory is located in the original Aermacchi sea plane and motorcycle factory on the shore of Lake Varesse.
In 1978 AMF Harley Davidson sold the Aermacchi brand and factory to the Castiglioni brothers and that was the beginning of Cagiva. In turn the brothers bought out Moto Morini and took over Ducati for a period. As far as I know the only bike the Casiglioniís currently manufacturer is the MV Augusta line.



I tried to get a peek inside but the receptionist said not a chance. There was one modern MV motorcycle on display in the factory lobby.



 I did get a look into one bay of the factory peering into the windows, full of old school machine tools. The factory is not very big but the parking lot was full so work must be going on inside.

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Re: MV Augusta Fans?
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2022, 11:41:39 PM »
great bikes , i've got a 350 ipotesi and a 125 sport ( project)
the quality of the finish is amazing, but parts are hard to find.
MV made 2200 ipotesi's , and 1200 125 sport , so good luck finding parts.

The Ipotesi is a great looking bike, your a lucky man, very rare machine!

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Re: MV Augusta Fans?
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2022, 03:34:43 AM »
the ipotesi is now fully restored , bought it with a seized engine , turned out the kickstart mechanism was blocked , and the pistons were frozen in their bores.
amazingly managed find the parts to restore it.
took a few years.
 
the 125 is waiting for ( engine) parts.
I bought it as a non runner , turned out not only the bigend was seized , it also had no piston.  :embarrassed:
the picture does not do the 125 justice , the thing is tiny.
everything is built to be as light as possible, the frame tubes smaller diameter than bicycle frame tubes 






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Re: MV Augusta Fans?
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2022, 07:28:28 AM »
My local Guzzi dealer sells multi brands. I was in the store a year ago, they had a MV on the floor. I don't remember what model but it was pure sex. It was far outside my budget and far from being suitable for my riding needs. I "settled" for a Bonneville instead.    :grin:
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Re: MV Augusta Fans?
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2022, 07:31:25 AM »
My local Guzzi dealer sells multi brands. I was in the store a year ago, they had a MV on the floor. I don't remember what model but it was pure sex. It was far outside my budget and far from being suitable for my riding needs. I "settled" for a Bonneville instead.    :grin:
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Re: MV Augusta Fans?
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2022, 09:52:49 PM »
Recently I was in Unique Superbikes of Miami.  They are the largest MV dealer in the US.  I was shocked when I entered the showroom of their meager facility.  Never seen that many new Italian motorcycles in one building. I think I counted 65 MV's on display.  They also a dealer for Aprilia and had a significant display of Aprilia bikes.  They used to carry Moto Guzzi but they didn't sell so they dropped them. ome of the MV bikes were models I've never seen or heard about.  All were very cutting-edge sporty, high end, expensive.











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Re: MV Augusta Fans?
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2022, 11:07:08 AM »
This video came up and belongs here, https://youtu.be/P2AXtiR7ZfA
Beautiful machines alright
Giacomo Agostini looks like he is the most comfortable when he is sitting on a bike.
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Re: MV Augusta Fans?
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2022, 07:23:48 PM »
Great pictures of beautiful motorcycles. Thank you!

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Re: MV Augusta Fans?
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2022, 09:30:20 PM »
Agusta is spelled as written, differently than the town in Georgia  :grin:

The mustard colored building shown in the photo of Cagivaís entrance sign is a pretty decent hotel, located right on the factory fence with the lake behind.  I stayed there overnight once but didnít get to tour the factory.  Iíll do it again some time, itís a beautiful area and the history of Macchiís Schneider Trophy race planes being pushed out of the factory for takeoff is really something.  Obviously Aermacchi became a competitor of MV and the classic MV racers have nothing to do with Cagiva or their factory, but they bought the name and have done more with it since 1998 than Agusta ever would have done.

Castiglioniís son ran the company for a while after his passing but itís now owned and run by foreign investors.
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