Very interesting, thanks for sharing. I´m agree in everything.I have my worries about one or the other decision that Sardarov took so far, but I am actually glad that the company has successfully overcome the Castiglioni jr. era. And as written above: If SV800 and B4 are taken as the first indicators, there are also things that definitely go into the right direction.
Castiglioni had it all in his hands and made very little out of it. The fact that Daimler through AMG invested in MV Agusta could have been the ticket into stable financials and the access to all kinds of technology as well as a sales & logistics network. And this chance was not the clever efforts of GC, but just the fact that Audi purchased Ducati when they had just agreed to cooperate with AMG. In anxiety that both Audi and BMW now had big two wheel names under their umbrella, they went for MVA. One may like Audi or not, but they put Lamborghini back on track, and so did they with Ducati. The red's 48 hour spare part guarantee is only possible through the logistics know how of their parent company.
What did MV Agusta do under regency of GC? He clouded the company's real financial situation by misusing employees' tax deductibles to pay suppliers while still paying 500.000€ to himself for his outstanding performance as CEO. Some personal tax issues did the rest for AMG to simply sit it out and wait for the first buyer to take over. Now MV Agusta has fresh capital, but the access to the tech and network of Daimler is gone, so MV has to shoulder it all by themselves, while their competition in the Italian premium segment can all leverage their owners' power in many ways (Audi, Kawa, Piaggio).
I´m sad because I dont want to see a chinese MV, It is like prostitute the brand and MV heritage. Im bored to see chinese/taiwanese BMW´s who manufaturing Loncin and Kymco, Taiwanese Kawasaki (J125/J300) who manufacturin Kymco, and other sad examples. I Prefere the way who took Ducati or KTM.
We will see, if sell chinese MV´s helps to keep running the factory and we can keep running our bikes, and maybe they sell some "top grade" examples of bikes to be proud of own, maybe there will be good news, but I not sure.