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Offline sidetrack

Letter to MV Agusta
« on: February 25, 2014, 08:03:23 pm »
Dear Mr Giovanni Castiglioni

I visited the Cagiva website and saw that Cagiva only makes two bikes, the Mito and Raptor. Since MV allready has the road bikes covered would it not be wise to expand into the dual sport market with the Cagiva brand ? After Husqvarna was ambushed by BMW things really took a turn for the worst  >:( All we have nowadays are really old re hashed Japanese models and KTM clones. Please build us an new up to date light weight beautifull (Italian so that is a given) alternative. May I suggest a 250 -400cc class dual sport with a bigger brother in the 650 class. The 650 cc bike can have an adventurised sibling following in the foot steps of the Cagiva Elephant. Think back when the Cagiva reigned supreme winning the Dakar rally, the spirit and heritage is there ! I can gurantee you there are alot of people who will be interested in these models. I have even thought of names :

Cagiva Esplorare 250 / 450
Cagiva Doppio 650
Cagiva Avventura 650

Here is hoping for the best !
Ciao




Do you guys think he will listen  :biggrin:
« Last Edit: February 25, 2014, 08:06:45 pm by sidetrack »
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Re: Letter to MV Agusta
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2014, 01:46:07 pm »
Why 'Doppio'. Just now Gianni makes a twin cylinder..........but yes, that would really be cool.
 

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Re: Letter to MV Agusta
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2014, 02:31:57 pm »
I had a Cagiva Navigator, what a bike it was, did off roading but your suggestion will be the ultimate, unfortunately Mr.Giovanni Castiglioni passed about 2 years ago..... so they are no more, only did build MV Augusta,s in the end and still a few now, not sure if they exist anymore

 

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Re: Letter to MV Agusta
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2014, 10:20:29 pm »
Maybe redirect the letter to the bossman at Bimota
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Re: Letter to MV Agusta
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2014, 08:00:26 am »
I had a Cagiva Navigator, what a bike it was, did off roading but your suggestion will be the ultimate, unfortunately Mr.Giovanni Castiglioni passed about 2 years ago..... so they are no more, only did build MV Augusta,s in the end and still a few now, not sure if they exist anymore


No you are thinking of his father Claudio ? Giovanni took over the business.
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http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=134175.0 Penge's pass and the Old Forest http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=9421.0 - Orange Atlantic adventure http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=7514.0 - 805 km day trip http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=20260.0 - East Cape Bash http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=70199.0 - Two KTM thumpers head north
 

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Re: Letter to MV Agusta
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2014, 02:12:09 pm »
I had a Cagiva Navigator, what a bike it was, did off roading but your suggestion will be the ultimate, unfortunately Mr.Giovanni Castiglioni passed about 2 years ago..... so they are no more, only did build MV Augusta,s in the end and still a few now, not sure if they exist anymore


No you are thinking of his father Claudio ? Giovanni took over the business.
i could be wrong, i know Giovanni took over hence the name Cagiva sprung from Ca - castaglioni Gi - Giovanni , Va - Varese ,the town where it was built, yes Giovanni was about in his early60's , if there is anyone younger, never heard of him.
 

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Re: Letter to MV Agusta
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2014, 02:23:11 pm »
I had a Cagiva Navigator, what a bike it was, did off roading but your suggestion will be the ultimate, unfortunately Mr.Giovanni Castiglioni passed about 2 years ago..... so they are no more, only did build MV Augusta,s in the end and still a few now, not sure if they exist anymore


No you are thinking of his father Claudio ? Giovanni took over the business.
i could be wrong, i know Giovanni took over hence the name Cagiva sprung from Ca - castaglioni Gi - Giovanni , Va - Varese ,the town where it was built, yes Giovanni was about in his early60's , if there is anyone younger, never heard of him.
Interview with him here :

http://ultimatemotorcycling.com/mv-agustas-ceo-castiglioni-talks-f3-800-interview/
Little by little, one travels far

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Ride reports :
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=134175.0 Penge's pass and the Old Forest http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=9421.0 - Orange Atlantic adventure http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=7514.0 - 805 km day trip http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=20260.0 - East Cape Bash http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=70199.0 - Two KTM thumpers head north
 

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Re: Letter to MV Agusta
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2014, 08:47:00 am »

 I have noticed MV is doing this years SBK races ?
 Like to see them at Pakisa 19 Oct.
 

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Re: Letter to MV Agusta
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2014, 09:15:45 am »
I had a Cagiva Navigator, what a bike it was, did off roading but your suggestion will be the ultimate, unfortunately Mr.Giovanni Castiglioni passed about 2 years ago..... so they are no more, only did build MV Augusta,s in the end and still a few now, not sure if they exist anymore


No you are thinking of his father Claudio ? Giovanni took over the business.
i could be wrong, i know Giovanni took over hence the name Cagiva sprung from Ca - castaglioni Gi - Giovanni , Va - Varese ,the town where it was built, yes Giovanni was about in his early60's , if there is anyone younger, never heard of him.
Interview with him here :

http://ultimatemotorcycling.com/mv-agustas-ceo-castiglioni-talks-f3-800-interview/
Sorry ,thought when his father passed away the other makes was sold to BMW -Husqvarna, etc, but it,s good news that the young son is so enthusiastic, to take MV furthet - sorry ,never heard the good news...
 

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Re: Letter to MV Agusta
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2014, 02:34:34 pm »
Well well, let's see ..... He (or they) haven't answered you yet?
Let me guess, they will answer very formal by thanking you for the interest in their product and that they are looking into various new models for the future...
 

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Re: Letter to MV Agusta
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2014, 02:40:11 pm »
Well well, let's see ..... He (or they) haven't answered you yet?
Let me guess, they will answer very formal by thanking you for the interest in their product and that they are looking into various new models for the future..
 

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Re: Letter to MV Agusta
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2014, 05:25:40 pm »
Return to Sender. Recipient unknown.  :3some:
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