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Old 28th March 2016, 17:45   #1
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MV Agusta has run into financial trouble. The Italian motorcycle manufacturer is reported to have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. With this step, the company is trying to get some time to try and resurrect itself and save its positive assets.

In 2014, Mercedes AMG acquired a 25% stake in MV Agusta. In 2015, the company's turnover went up to 100 million Euros - a growth of 30% from 2014. Despite this, the company has not been able to control its rising number of creditors. At present, the company's debts stand at approximately 40 million Euros.

There are rumours that Mercedes AMG could buy out the company in full.

MV Agusta is a legendary name in the world of motorcycles. The company has won at least 75 world championship rider and constructors titles. Its products are sold in India through Motoroyale - a chain of dealerships set up by the Kinetic Group.

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why are MV's so expensive ? I mean Ducati's are brilliant to look at and even perform well. Price is arguable if not justified. But MV's are still more expensive. Yes MV's are exclusive, but would the above situation be different, if MV's were affordable at Japo's price ?
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I hope and pray that AMG acquires MV Agusta and it does not get sold to the Chinese or the Russians. Nothing against them, but looking at what is happening to the Benelli's - I would prefer it's bought by the Germans. Who knows - maybe it'll get more affordable.

Bring it on AMG!! Italian design with German build quality!
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40 million Euros doesnt seem too high. And Chapter 11 though is not bad it does throw the uncertainty into potential buyers. Unless they come with a clever sales pitch including buy back in case they file for total bankruptcy.

But not a great news in the world of motorcycles. They have some legendary tourers and beautiful bikes with exceptional packages. Sad to hear this.

@V12 - Germans don't have that kind of investment in mind actually. Also someone from Middle east should take over this 40 million euro debt which is peanuts to them . Benelli 899 is still a bike to beat to me. Irrespective of who owns Benelli that bike is a marvel in terms of engineering, power and delivery. I wish they priced it like a Chinese bike though. So we can get those 899 at sub 8L on road price.

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MV Agusta has made a press release where it has said that it has not gone bankrupt and is merely "restructuring it's finances".

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MV Agusta has made a press release where it has said that it has not gone bankrupt and is merely "restructuring it's finances".
AFAIK Chapter 11 is a US norm of bankruptcy protection. An European equivalent would be similar to "restructuring it's finances". Either way it doesn't bode well for the company.

As mentioned before, I think Agusta prices itself out of it's own market. There is really nothing an Agusta gets you over the other major brands but the "exclusive Agusta label". Whereas an Agusta at the price of a Ducati or a Jap would probably fly off the shelves.
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The Brutale 675 is selling for a throwaway price here in the US. I tried it briefly in the dealership yard and they are pushing hard to sell the 2014 model. Sad to hear the company may go bust.
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