38 world titles?Translation:
Mercedes-AMG MV Agusta: EICMA "marriage" to be done and will be within the year. Mercedes AMG will acquire a portion of the historic Italian manufacturer of two-wheelers by the end of 2014.
The announcement of the agreement between Mercedes AMG and MV Agusta will arrive at the EICMA in Milan, scheduled for early November. Gone with the combination of Ducati (after the partnership dated 2010, the Borgo Panigale then decided to monetize by selling the complete package to another German giant Audi) Mercedes AMG has focused on the strong historical brand of motorcycle racing and winning in our house . To enter almost on tiptoe into the world of two wheels.
Almost, because after resisting a proposal by the Fiat Group, Giovanni Castiglioni has succumbed to the lure of Stuttgart thanks to a special no small matter: Mercedes AMG enter into society with a minority share (up 20%) and will have no type of claim or from the point of view of decision-making nor productive. Design and construction of MV continue to be developed in Schiranna the "team" led by Castiglioni jr. And the MV Agusta, winner of 38 world titles (among others) Agostini, Hailwood, Surtees and Ubbiali) Italian will remain in effect.
Thank You for posting the news, Ralf!“Through the sales-and-marketing partnership with Mercedes-AMG, the
producer of high-performance motorcycles should further accelerate its
Aaahhh, how do they think they’ll accomplish this? Will AMG dealers start selling MV’s?
Hey, combining car and motorcycle sales & service under one roof really worked well for Honda now didn’t it. NOT! :jsm:
Sorry, I shouldn’t be so negative but, what MV really needs from AMG, aside from the money, is technical help. MV products need to live up to their sales hype. What good is bleeding edge techno-wizardry wrapped in drop dead gorgeous body work if the motorcycles are not safe and reliable? I do not believe that having the bike in the shop while someone, somewhere, (we hope) tries to figure out how to fix it falls under "Sales and Marketing".
:laughing::laughing:...I gotta say..Well said!