MV Agusta could bring Cagiva back to life with a new adventure bike.
Giorgio Girelli, MV Agusta Vice President, said in an interview for varesenews.it that the Cagiva brand might be revived as an offroad marque. Girelli told the Italian web site that one of the many possibilities for reviving Cagiva is to make it an offroad brand.
Financially this step should not bother MV Agusta too much since the Italian firm is 25% owned by Mercedes-AMG starting from 2014. According to visordown.com, the british motorcycle web site revealed in 2011 that MV Agusta trademarked the name “Elephant”. This was an 750 cc and 900 cc offroad model in the Cagiva range dating back to the ‘90s.
Taking this into account, it’s likely that a 1000 cc V-twin adventure bike, probably named Elephant, should be the first motorcycle Cagiva brings to its range.