After several years of an acrimonious relationship with Mercedes-AMG, Italian motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta has completed the buy–back of its outstanding shares from the German carmaker, officially ending the partnership. This means MV Agusta is now completely in the hands of chief operating officer Giovanni Castiglioni and ComSar Invest, an investment company owned by Black Ocean Group.

While the actual partnership percentage is not known, Black Ocean is owned by the Russian Sardarov family and is assumed to be holding a major interest in MV Agusta Holding, which in turns owns MV Agusta Motor, according to a Asphalt and Rubber report. MV Agusta Motor is the division that makes the firms road-going motorcycles, which is a separate entity from the Castiglioni Research Center design house and MV Agusta Reparto Corse, its racing department.

What is more interesting is the announcement that the reorganisation of MV Agusta’s corporate structure will now allow it to concentrate on the production of a four-cylinder Brutale, something that has been overdue for while due to the Varese firm’s tangled financial issues. It remains to be seen if the new four-cylinder, said to be displacing 1,200 cc, will be a major release at EICMA, as is traditional, or will hit European dealer showrooms in time for the summer riding season.

GALLERY: 2017 MV Agusta Brutale 1090