David and Mark Kay helped to keep the MV Agusta name alive in the motorcycle field by repairing and racing MV motorcycles


Keeping the dream alive

 
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On the 30th March 2000, the late Claudio Castiglioni, President of MV Agusta Motor S.p.A., when contesting the Kays’ use of their registered mv-agusta.co.uk domain name wrote this:

 

“.. we appreciated that your company has restored and repaired veteran MV Agusta motorcycles for about 22 years and we are aware that you have kept the MV Agusta name alive in the motorcycle field”

 

 

By repairing and racing MV motorcycles in those years when the company had ceased trading, the Kays did not only keep the name alive but also helped hundreds of other owners to continue to live the dream..

 

The Kays helped to keep the MV Agusta name alive in the motorcycle field by repairing and racing MV motorcycles

MV Meccanica Verghera Ltd repairs and restores MV Agusta and Gilera motorbikes

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Here is a record of some of their endeavours

 

David and Mark Kay helped to keep the MV Agusta name alive in the motorcycle field by repairing and racing MV motorcycles

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The Kays helped to keep the dream alive by repairing and racing MV Agusta motorcycles

 
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The dream is still alive!    They call it the magnificent obsession...

 

2015 was the best yet!

 

 


 

From 'Modern America' published in Italian Bike in May 2003:
 

"It has always seemed a shame that such a great name from motorcycling history as MV Agusta should merely languish in our hearts and minds. Today, this name is represented by an admittedly well-engineered motorcycle and a fantastic styling exercise which enjoys exclusivity second to none.
 
However, it is a motorcycle that cannot realistically lay claim to the heritage of the MV name - a name renowned during those heady days of world dominance of the late 1960s and early 70s and which stood for technical innovation and excellence.


Enter the Kay MV Agusta - a bespoke machine many have chosen to order to realise their own red and silver MV dreams. They get all of the usual biking kicks, but with the added bonus of riding a machine that turns heads wherever they go.
 
Without the Kays, would there still be so many pre-1980s MVs around today? Even the diehard MV cognoscenti turn to them for help in the absence of any other source - and it is hard to find a machine running at present that does not utilise a Kay component" .

- Chris Pearson


David and Mark Kay helped to keep the dream alive in the motorcycle field by repairing and racing MV motorcycles

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