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Just for fun:MV Agusta is directly descended from Harley Davidson.That's right,HD wholly owned Aermacchi Motorcycle division,lpcated in Lake Varese.When the Castiglione brothers bought Aermacchi in 1978 they changed the name to Cagiva--now known as MV Agusta.So while the current MV Agusta Company has no actual ties(other than name)to the original MV Agusta,it is directly related (via marriage) to harley Davidson.Just thought you all could use some uselsess but fun info.
 

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That's right, kids, Piaggio will develope a superbike with a stamped sheet metal frame that shifts by turning the left handgrip, and MV will build a limited edition four cyl. scooter with lots of carbon fibre and a beautiful, sand cast transaxle. It will cost more than you make in a year and will be too exclusive for all but the most well heeled community college student to own.
 

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Hmmm. So from the turnover and the number of bikes sold, they are selling them for about $4800 - right?

So how come they cost $18000 (if you can find one in the US)! I know that in Italy you can walk down to the local bike shop and get one (BUT FOR A LITTLE MORE THAN $4800).
 

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Um, not really. Actually, Aermacchi was a company that HD purchased for its technology. The smaller single-cylinder HD sprints, etc. were made by Aermacchi back in the day. It's probably more accurate to say that MV Agusta is based on Aermacchi design than HD design. Whereas HD did own the company, they failed to be successful with the smaller bikes and eventually ownership reverted back to Italian companies. "Directly decended" is, I think, a hyperbole.
 
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