Promoted by Cagiva Club Italia, on September 16th, a rally will take place in the MV Agusta complex in Schiranna (Varese) to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the foundation of Cagiva and its sporting feats in the major world competitions: the GP 500 championship, the Paris-Dakar, motocross and Sport Production races.

The shores of Lake Varese have been home to three brands, beginning in 1950 with Aermacchi and continuing with Cagiva and MV Agusta. Brothers Claudio and Gianfranco Castiglioni founded Cagiva in November 1978. After a string of commercial and sporting successes, Claudio Castiglioni relaunched the glorious MV Agusta brand, fulfilling the dream of bringing the four-cylinder F4, a global design icon, into large-scale production.

The “40 years of Italian motorcycles” rally – organized by the Cagiva Historical Registry in collaboration with the International Motoclub of Cascina Costa, the Aermacchi Historical Registry and the 100HP Motoclub – will see Cagiva, Aermacchi, and MV Agusta motorcycles Present also the other brands bought and re-launched by Claudio Castiglioni: Husqvarna, Ducati, and Moto Morini. The rally is a perfect opportunity to remember the long-standing President of MV Agusta, and Massimo Tamburini, a true design artist.

On program there are motorbikes exhibitions in the factory courtyard, while an indoor area will host the most important production and racing models built at Schiranna from 1950 until the present day. There will also be a motorcycle ride – with former riders and celebrities associated with the world of Varese-built motorcycles –, which will end with a lakeside “rev-up” as a tribute to Claudio Castiglioni and Massimo Tamburini.

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