MV Agusta Motor Fully In MV Holding’s Hands

Mercedes no longer owns any portion of the legendary Italian brand

EICMA 2017 was positive for MV Agusta Motor, in particular as it marked the success of the aggressively styled 800 Dragster RR, the 2018 planned production of which is already sold out.Courtesy of MV Agusta

I have been reporting on MV Agusta's ups and downs for a number of years. In my opinion, the company still deserves attention due to its unequaled record in the sport, as well as the elegant models the renewed brand has put into production thanks to the creativity of Massimo Tamburini and passionate guidance of the late Claudio Castiglioni.

MV Agusta Motor appears to have closed the last chapter from its troubled time. MV Holding, the investment company controlled by Giovanni Castiglioni and Timur Sardarov, reacquired the remaining 25 percent of MV stock still in the hands of Mercedes AMG that was initially acquired in 2016 as a first step toward the acquisition of the celebrated make.

MV Holding now has 100 percent control of MV Agusta Motor, which is fundamental to restarting the company from a clean sheet of paper. Castiglioni and Sardarov will concentrate on the production, further refinement, and evolution of the three-cylinder machines while also investing in the development of a redesigned four-cylinder engine and related model range.