In an interview with Australian Motorcycle News, MV Agusta CEO Giovanni Castiglioni has confirmed there will be no new superbike from the Italian manufacturer in 2017 as the company looks to recover from what has been a difficult 2016.
Early in 2016 MV Agusta basically ran out of money, and in the face of rising debt was forced to scale back production massively and find investment. This left little cash for superbike development, but the company is instead said to be working on a new Brutale for 2017.
The new Brutale is expected to use the four-cylinder engine from the current F4 superbike. It was originally scheduled for a 2016 unveiling but this has since been pushed back to early 2017.
In November of this year MV Agusta unveiled an updated Brutale 800 RR, producing 140bhp and with a host of engine modifications to make it quieter and more refined.
MV Agusta claim they are now back up to full production after securing investment from a private equity firm.
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