Italian manufacturer MV Agusta have entered into a partnership with Chinese industrial giant Loncin Motor Company to develop a new range of small capacity motorcycles.
The new four-model family of bikes will be designed by MV Agusta and built by Loncin using engines ranging from 350cc to 500cc. These new models will be sold at MV Agusta dealershisps throughout Asia by the end of 2021, as part of the Italian company’s growth plan.
MV Agusta will also help Loncin expand their range to include larger capacity models. MV will develop a brand new range of 800cc models for Loncin’s premium motorcycle brand, VOGE.
Timur Sardarov, CEO of MV Agusta Motor, said: “This strategic alliance is an important step to consolidate our vision for the future of MV Agusta. Our target is to reaffirm our leadership in the production of upper premium motorcycles, while also enlarging our customer base by offering a broader range of products without compromising our distinctive design and performance. We are looking forward to grow with the right partners and the right products, making sure that our clients enjoy the larger choice of models, all of which share the same DNA and MV Agusta pedigree.”
It’s not clear whether the smaller capacity MVs or larger capacity VOGE models will be available outside Asia.
If the name Loncin sounds familiar to you, that’s because the company previously partnered with BMW to build 650cc, 850cc, and 350cc engines for the German manufacturer.
In 2012, Loncin ran into trouble with the US Environmental Protection Agency after they imported over 7000 vehicles that violated the Clean Air Act, by submitting false paperwork.