Saturday, July 05, 2008

Ainda MV Agusta

Esta é a F4CC...
"I decided to put my name to this bike as I originally dreamed of it for myself”. This is how Claudio Castiglioni, the Managing Director referred to the new F4 that now carries his initials "CC" (Claudio Castiglioni).

Hoje, em um grupo falávamos da marca (MARAVILHOSA) e seus bólidos preciosos. E como houveram alguma dúvidas, achei melhor postar também a história (alguns pedaços), tal qual está no site...A URL está ao final para quem quiser os textos na íntegra.

The name Agusta first rose to prominence in the early twentieth century, identifying a pioneer in the fledgling Italian aeronautics industry: count Giovanni Agusta. Originally from Sicily but living in Lombardy, Giovanni Agusta founded his company in 1907 at “Cascine Costa” in Samarate (VA). Production of Agusta aircraft soared during the First World War, when the Count signed up as a volunteer in the Malpensa Air Battalion.

Giovanni Agusta e um de seus aviões

When he died in 1927, the company passed into the hands of his widow Giuseppina and son Domenico, who quickly found themselves having to deal with a crisis in the aeronautics sector and were forced to diversify to avoid shutting down. They decided to convert from aircraft to motorcycles, in response to the Italians' growing demand for motorised individual mobility.

Unfortunately the development of the engine was interrupted by the second world war, and in 1943 Cascina Costa was occupied by German troops. The occupation lasted until the end of the war, when Domenico Agusta established Meccanica Verghera in order to complete his new motorcycle project: a new company fully prepared to meet the challenges of the motorcycle market.

Esta é a MV125 TEL, de 1949

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