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I can confirm that Aprilia have bought up Laverda as of a few months ago, also Guzzi, but I don't know of any connection with Cagiva which as far as I know is still owned by the Castiglioni brothers along with MV Agusta.

Aprilia is investing around $150 million in both Moto Guzzi and Laverda over the next three years so we can expect some very interesting new bikes from both those great companies in a few years time. Aprilia boss Ivano Beggio has a strong line of credit with the banks as Aprilia paid off all development loans for the RSV series a couple of years early, so finance isn't a problem.

I for one look forward to the revival of both Guzzi and Laverda. Guzzi was starved of investment during the De Tomaso era, while Laverda has been lurching from one bankruptcy to the next for at least a decade. At last both companies may have the management and financial backing that they deserve.
 
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