MV Agusta announces new 1000 cc platform
During anevent commemorating late MV Agusta boss Claudio Castiglioni, his son Giovannirevealed plans for a new superbike platform that will spawn three new models in2016. Based on a brand new 1,000 cc engine and a new frame, the boutique Italianmotorcycle manufacturer reveals its intention to restart an already successful superbikeproduct line.
The annual "Gliamici di Claudio" (The friends of Claudio) event was held last weekend inVarese, Italy, remembering the iconic owner of MV Agusta who passed awayunexpectedly in 2011. A three-day celebration of all things MV Agusta, Ducati,Cagiva, Morini and Husqvarna – all companies with which Castiglioni was attimes associated – culminated in a revealing speech from his son, GiovanniCastiglioni. Now at the head of MV Agusta himself, Giovanni offered a glimpseof his strategy for the immediate future.
A completelynew 1,000 cc four-cylinder engine coupled with an also-new frame will set thebasis for a new lineup of models. Debuting in 2016, the first three new motorcycleswill be a superbike, a naked bike and a crossover. The latter will probably focustowards the Sport/Adventure Touring specter as expressed by motorcycles like MV'sown Turismo Veloce 800, or BMW's S1000XR. After all, we are not accustomed to MVAgusta veering far from paved roads, and any such intention from the Italiancompany would definitely constitute big news.
GiovanniCastiglioni made no specific mention of a time frame, but if these three newmotorcycles are indeed 2016 models as announced, hopefully we should expect tosee them debut at EICMA in November.
Source: MV Agusta