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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 02:23 AM Thread Starter
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R.I.P. Claudio Castiglioni

Claudio Castiglioni—president of MV Agusta and one of the driving forces behind the Italian motorcycle industrial boom of the ‘80s and ‘90s—passed away today after a long battle against cancer. While the 64-year-old Italian business entrepreneur is mostly known today for resurrecting the storied MV Agusta brand from the ashes of bankruptcy and building it back up into one of the only true boutique marques in the motorcycle industry, Castiglioni was also responsible for the rescue of other European brands—most notably Ducati.

Ducati had undergone a difficult period of Italian government management during the ‘60s and ‘70s (a long story involving the Italian government helping finance the rebuilding of its industrial base after the second World War). Claudio Castiglioni, along with his brother Gianfranco, had created the Cagiva motorcycle company from the family’s metalworking and manufacturing business in 1978, and when he was given the opportunity to purchase Ducati in 1985, Castiglioni quickly took advantage of it.

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