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Guy Procter  says:

Claudio Castiglioni dies at 64: loss of father of 916, Monster, MV F4 "Shocking" says F3 designer

The president of MV Agusta Claudio Castiglioni died in Varese this morning at the age of 64. The motorcycling magnate and sire of iconic Italian bikes including the Ducati 916 and Monster, MV Agusta F4 and imminent F3, whose taste shaped the desires of millions of motorcyclists passed away in a clinic in Varese early this morning. British designer Adrian Morton,...

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Nov 03

Posts: 315

elefantman says:

Quixotic man, Quixotic company

While the business and customer service side of things has never measured up, Cagiva/MV has brought the world some fantastic bikes. It's often been a case of the company surviving in spite of, rather than because of, CC's uncompromising passion for bikes. Financially Cagiva-Ducati and later MV lurched from one near-disaster to another, but always at heart there's been this drive to build the world's most extraordinary bikes, and I have the pleasure of owning a couple of them (well, really, they own me). I also have a Cagiva shoebox, which shows the reach that this company once had in Italian manufacturing. It's a shame that CC is gone but looking forward it will be interesting to see how the company fares - will the direction now be tempered by financial reality?

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Aug 11

Posts: 698

Bootlegger says:


I echo your sentiments Elefantman. He took it to the 2 strokes of Japan in 500GP aswell. Sorely missed.

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Dec 08

Posts: 1292

boybilly1967 says:

It's sad that he hasn't lived to see the F3 become an undoubted success.

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Apr 06

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CosherB says:

RIP - and thanks for the legacy of some wonderful machinery.  the true definition of passion for bikes.

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May 10

Posts: 427

X2Glider says:

Here's hoping

those that are left behind at MV will do him proud by continuing to turn out some of the most beautiful machines ever built.

There will undoubtedly be another CC limited edition F4 and maybe even an F3.  The previous F4 CC was stunning.

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Aug 10

Posts: 310

tockie says:

What an epitaph to have on your grave stone. Here lies a man who built some fantastic motorcycles. RIP

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Aug 02

Posts: 6

g2yt says:


Didn't even know that the great man was ill. We have lost a visionary. RIP

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Aug 11

Posts: 1

gavingkelly says:

What a loss to the Bike and design industry. My thoughts go to his family and friends. RIP.

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Aug 03

Posts: 105


A shame. 64 isn't old these days either. Castiglioni and colleagues such as Tamburini, Bordi, Galluzzi and Robbiano have given us all some amazing two wheel art to gawp and drool over. I hope his legacy continues.

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