Claudio Castiglioni, the President of MV Agusta Motor S.p.A. passed away this morning in Varese, Italy after battling an illness, he was 64.
Castiglioni had a massive personal impact on the success of the Italian motorcycle industry, having been instrumental in the history and success of MV Agusta, Cagiva, Ducati and Husqvarna. He has given us some of the most important motorcycles ever built, including the Cagiva Elefant and Mito, Ducati 916 and Monster, the MV Agusta F4 and Brutale, and most recently the new F3 and Brutale 675.
The funeral will take place Friday August 19th at 14:00 in the Church of the Brunella in via Crispi, Varese (Italy).
Our thoughts and sympathies go to his friends, family and colleagues at this sad time.