MV Agusta F3 675 Test Shortly before his untimely passing from cancer in 2011 at[...]
Following is a recent interview of Giovanni Castiglioni before his father, Claudio Castiglioni, passed away on Aug. 17 due to an illness.
It’s a hot late May Day in Varese Italy, and I’m sitting in Giovanni Castiglioni’s office, MV Agusta CEO since the buy back from Harley-Davidson.
Claudio Castiglioni – 11/22/1946-08/17/2011
"Motorcycles make us dream. They have different colors, they have different sounds. They have shapes that sometimes show what inspired their designers. Sometimes these creations are real works of art that turn the designer into an artist." – Claudio Castiglioni
Italian Dream Motorcycle
The MV Agusta F4CC is a motorcycle masterpiece from the mind of Claudio Castiglioni, Managing Director of MV Agusta, hence the CC intitals. With only 100 made and just one available in the UK, the MV F4CC is the ultimate hyper-performance superbike, with a top speed of 195mph. Exotic materials, latest technology and stunning Italian styling make it more than just a motorcycle. This extraordinary bike, on sale at £49,999, deserves a place in any dream garage.
MV Agusta today announced that Design Chief Massimo Tamburini will retire from the company, effective Dec. 31, 2008. Tamburini has been with Cagiva since early 1985 and has headed up MV Agusta’s engineering and design center, Centro Ricerche Cagiva, in San Marino for over 13 years, where he and the staff designed what are widely regarded as world-class, premium, high-performance sport motorcycles, including the legendary F4.
Mr. Tamburini Speaks…
Claudio Castiglioni’s 100
It has been said that 20 percent of all the art ever created is in Italy. The country overflows with legendary beauty. From the spellbinding Sistine Chapel to da Vinci’s The Last Supper; from Michelangelo’s David to the Leaning Tower of Pisa; Italy stirs the imagination with its timeless creations.