Samarate is part of the National Motor Cities Network because of the historic importance of Agusta, a company developed in the district of Cascine Costa. Established in 1907 by Count Giovanni Agusta, the company was a pioneer in the manufacturing of aircraft, therefore honoring the “genius loci” of the area of Varese. After production was reconverted to motorcycles for civil use - that occurred between the two wars - in 1945, Agusta gave birth to its most fortunate model: the MV Agusta. The motorcycle was a great success, especially in the racing field, with numerous victories achieved between 1965 and 1975 by the driver from Brescia, Giuseppe “Ago” Agostini.
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The birth of Agusta
In 1907, in Cascina Costa in Samarate, Count Giovanni Agusta founded the Agusta company for the production of aircrafts.
Agusta, from aircrafts to motorcycles
When Giovanni Agusta died in 1927, his wife and son decide to convert production to motorcycles, but the Second World Wa...
The MV Agusta
In 1945, the MV Agusta motorcycle was assembled, relaunching the fate of the company based in Cascina Costa, It affirmed...
The champion: Giacomo Agostini
Giacomo Agostini drove for MV Agusta from 1965 to 1975, winning a long series of races, including 15 Grand Prix.
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