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83 Ottantatrè Turismo 1958-60
83 Ottantatrè Sport 1958-60
83 Turismo GTE Checca 1960-62

98 Turismo

99 Sport Checca 1960-69
125 GTL 5 Velocità 1966-68
125 GTL 1971
125 Pullman 1953-56
125 Pullman Super 1955-57
125 Regolarità Privati 1965-70
125 Scrambler 1967-69
125 Sport C 1949-51
125 Sport GTLS 1970-73
125 Sport 1974-77

125 Turismo

125 Turismo C / D / TEL 1951-52
125 Turismo Rapido 1954-58
125 Turismo Rapido Sport  1956-58
125 Turismo GT 1970-73
125 TRELCentomila 1959-65
150 Sport E 1952-53
150 Sport RS 1959-69
150 Sport RSS 1970-73
150 Turismo TEL 1953
150 Turismo GT 1960-70
175 Monoalbero 1954
175 Sport CS 75 1954-56
175 Turismo CSTL 1954-55
175 Torismo CSTL Lusso 1954
235 Tevere 1959
250 Bicilindrico 1967-71
250 Scrambler B 1967-69
250 Turismo 1947-50
250 Turismo Raid 1957-60
300 Turismo Raid 1959-61
350 Sport B 1970-71
350 Sport B Elettronica 1972-74
350 Sport Ipotesi 1974-77
350 Scrambler B 1972-74
350 Turismo B 1971
350 Turismo B Elettronica 1972-74
350 Turismo Ipotesi 1976-77
500SS 1976
600 Turismo 4C6 1967-71
750GT Turismo 1972-74
750S Sport 1970
750S Sport 1971
750S Sport 1972
750S Sport 1973
750S Sport 1974
750S America 1975
750S America 1976-77
750 Twin Turbo Prototype 1975
800 Super America 1976
800 Super America Daytona 1977
832 Monza 1977
850SS America 1977
850 Magni 1978
861S Magni 1979
921 S Concept 2023
1000S Corona 1978
1000 Ago 1980
1100 Grand Prix 1979

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1954 MV Agusta CSTL 175 Turismo LussoThe company began as an offshoot of the Agusta aviation company which was formed by Count Giovanni Agusta in 1923. The Count died in 1927, leaving the company in the hands of his wife and sons, Domenico, Vincenzo, Mario and Corrado. Count Vincenzo Agusta together with his brother Domenico formed MV Agusta (the MV stood for Meccanica Verghera) at the end of the Second World War as a means to save the jobs of employees of the Agusta firm and also to fill the post-war need for cheap, efficient transportation. They produced their first prototype, ironically called "Vespa 98", in 1945. After learning of that that the name had already been registered by Piaggio for its Vespa motorscooter, it was referred to simply by the number “98”.

The company successfully manufactured small-displacement, quintessential Café racer style motorcycles (mostly 125-150 cc) through the 1950s and 1960s. In the 60s small motorcycle sales declined, and MV started producing larger displacement cycles in more limited quantities. A 250 cc, and later a smart 350 cc twin were produced, and a 600 cc four-cylinder evolved into a 750 cc which is still extremely valuable today.

Following the death of Count Domenico Agusta in 1971 the company declined and by 1980, it stopped producing motorcycles altogether.

Resurrected by Cagiva

F4 750 OroCagiva purchased the MV Agusta name trademarks in 1991 and in 1997 it introduced the first new MV Agusta motorcycle. The new bikes were four-cylinder 750 cc sports machines (the F4 range), which included a series of limited production run models, such as the all black paint work SPR model ("Special Production Racing") which was featured in the movie "I Robot" and in 2004, they introduced their first 1000 cc bike. 2004 marked the end of production for the 750 sports machines, with a limited production of 300 SR ("Special Racing") model in the traditional red and silver livery.

MV Agusta also made a limited number of F4 750 cc and F4 1000 cc "Ayrton Senna" editions in memory of the late Formula One Champion of the same name (who was an avid Ducati and MV Agusta collector) in aid of the Instituto Ayrton Senna, his charity foundation in Brazil for children and young people. 300 models of each were made in the early 2000's.

They also produce a range of 750 and 910 "naked" bikes called the Brutale. Production is somewhat limited, as it is the policy of the company to produce an elite machine similar to Ferrari in motor cars. They do not compete directly with Japanese manufacturers, whose motorcycles typically sell for considerably less than the cost of an MV Agusta. Rather they compete with other Italian models such as Ducati sports bikes the 996, 998, 999, and the naked Monster. In 2005, MV Agusta introduced the Tamburini 1000, which is named after its creator, Massimo Tamburini, who previously worked for Moto Guzzi, and most recently Ducati. Cycle World and Australian Motorcycle News magazine named it the best sportbike in the world. Tamburini designed the Ducati 916 sports bike (predecessor of the 748 and 996 series) which marked the return of Ducati as a successful motorcycle manufacturer over the last decade. The MV Agusta F4 refined the innovative design of the 916. In recent publications, the MV Agusta has been highly praised as one of the best handling motorcycles ever created and the 2008 F4 312R model is known to be the world's fastest production motorcycle. Claimed power of the new F4 312R model is 183HP, although dyno tests suggest it is more in the range of 172-175, in stock performance mode, a condition generally resolved by simple after market adjustments.

In 1999 the Cagiva group was restructured for strategic purposes and MV Agusta become the main brand comprising Cagiva and Husqvarna

Purchase and sale by Proton

Heavily indebted, the manufacturer was bought by Malaysian carmaker Proton in December 2004 for 70 million euro. In December 2005 however, Proton decided to cut its ties with MV Agusta and sold it to GEVI SpA, a Genoa-based financing company related to Carige, for a token euro excluding debt.

In 2006 that financing company, GEVI SpA, with 65% of the share capital, had refinanced MV Agusta, and by so doing allowed the company to continue, and brought MV Agusta ownership back to Italy.